Support the Afghan Resettlement
The government, City of London Corporation and local health services are supporting families from Afghanistan who have been housed temporarily in the City.
We are working alongside statutory and voluntary services, and our local faith communities to make sure families have their immediate and on-going needs met for clothing, medicines, cultural items and children‘s toys. We have a specialist Afghan support organisation working with people to provide help, reassurance and support in response to day to day needs. We will also be delivering education and play for children and young people to help them transition to their new life in this country, and English language classes for adults. NHS health services are working assessing immediate needs, giving vaccinations and registering people with GPs.
We will work with local volunteer groups to help people find their way in the City and beyond, linking them to mosques, libraries, activities and more.
Our voluntary sector partners have existing supplies, distribution hubs and networks that allow them to co-ordinate asks across the capital. However, we would encourage financial donations to these organisations to help with their efforts both in the City and across London:
- Afghanistan and Central Asian Association
- The London Community Foundation
- British Red Cross
- The UN Refugee Agency
- Afghan Association Paiwand
- Afghan Aid
- Refugees at Home
- International Rescue Committee
A donation is the most valuable help anyone can give. With your donations, these charities can buy food, medicine, clothes and equipment to support refugees.
Refugee charities are often inundated with items they don’t currently need, or that are in a bad condition. If you have clothes and other items to donate, please continue to take them to your local charity shop.