Conflict and humanitarian crises: what can I do?

In response to events in Ukraine, Afghanistan, and other regions, we have received numerous questions from students and staff asking how they can help. We have collated a list of opportunities for you to support vulnerable migrants from across the world in Bristol and overseas.

How you can help:

The majority of organisations are asking for funds rather than practical support on the ground in countries affected. If you are unable to make a financial donation, you can fundraise. Fundraising packs, ideas, and support are available.

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  • The DEC brings together 15 leading UK aid charities. Every pound donated by the British public will be matched by the government – up to the value of £20 million.
  • STAR Student Action for Refugees legal fund pays for legal advice for our students seeking asylum. Donate or buy an item.
  • In response to the growing numbers of forcibly displaced people globally, the University is pledging to double all donations made to Sanctuary Scholarships before the end of July 2022.
  • Bristol City of Sanctuary transport fund helps those seeking sanctuary to attend services and appointments.
  • Borderlands – Bristol charity working with vulnerable migrants through mentoring, meals, English teaching, and events. Donate or fundraise.
  • Bristol Refugee Rights
  • Bristol Hospitality Network in solidarity with destitute asylum seekers in Bristol by providing accommodation and support. Donate
  • Refugee Women of Bristol. Donate or fundraise
  • Take part in a challenge event such as a marathon to fundraise for Refugee Action

Donate items

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  • Aid Box in Bristol collects clothes and useful items for families from Afghanistan and 41 other countries settling in Bristol.
  • Contact Bristol Hospitality Network to ask what items they require.
  • Donate to a charity shop that funds humanitarian work in Ukraine, such as Save the Children or Oxfam (both have shops in Clifton)

Buy and support

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Volunteer to support refugees in Bristol

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Host a refugee in a spare room

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Stay informed

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