British Red Cross

Reuniting Separated Families

Right now there are 65.3 million people worldwide who have been displaced from their homes, more than half are children. Many have mothers, fathers, daughters and sons with whom they have lost contact. British Red Cross can change this and you can too just by helping us to fund this vital work

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (220949)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£56,000

Amount raised

£91,932

Donations

583

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • No one chooses to become a refugee. No one chooses to place their family on board a deadly boat unless this is the only choice they have left. People deserve better than this. They deserve to be safe and be together.

    — Alex Fraser, UK Director Refugee Services and Restoring Family Links

  • ‚ÄúI have no words to explain how much I was happy when I first saw my family,‚Äù he said. ‚ÄúBecause of British Red Cross today I am able to eat, sleep, laugh and enjoy my time with my children as all parents do.‚Äù

    — Ahmen, Father of Red Cross supported family from Yemen

  • ‚ÄúI can go without money, I can go without food, but I need my kids. It‚Äôs like your breath‚Äù

    — Marie

  • “I can go without money, I can go without food, but I need my kids. It’s like your breath”

    — Marie

  • “I have no words to explain how much I was happy when I first saw my family,” he said. “Because of British Red Cross today I am able to eat, sleep, laugh and enjoy my time with my children as all parents do.”

    — Ahmen, Father of Red Cross supported family from Yemen

  • No one chooses to become a refugee. No one chooses to place their family on board a deadly boat unless this is the only choice they have left. People deserve better than this. They deserve to be safe and be together.

    — Alex Fraser, UK Director Refugee Services and Restoring Family Links

Situation

We want to continue to reunite mothers and fathers with their children. Sometimes families can be divided for several years, not knowing if or when they will next see their children, parents or grandparents. Missing the formative years of a child growing up is devastating and can never be regained. We need your help to trace family members, bring them together and help them integrate in a new country, helping them thrive and feel complete again – a basic human right for us all

Solution

Our 4 key areas of work will bring together mothers & daughters,fathers & sons, separated from each other, often for several years. Refugees fleeing persecution & granted asylum in the UK have an internationally recognised right to be reunited with their family. Red Cross makes this happen. Marie, separated from her 2 children for 4 years said “I can go without money, I can go without food, but I need my kids. It's like your breath