But the UK asylum system they rely on all too often fails them. Instead of safety and shelter, they can be left hungry and homeless on our streets while they wait, sometimes years, to get a decision that in many cases is wrong.
Every year people arrive in the UK fleeing war and persecution, desperately seeking safety.
It doesn’t have to be this way. We believe a future is possible where those forced to flee the homes they loved receive compassion, a fair decision, essential support and help to rebuild their lives in the UK.
We're racing to change the system.
Take action to make the UK a safer and more welcoming place as soon as possible.
How does it work?
Anyone, anywhere can make their move in the Race For Refugees. Whether it’s 5km, 100km or anything inbetween, how far will you go to help make the UK a more welcoming place?
Step 1: sign up to get your free fundraising pack
You’ll receive your very own Refugee Action t-shirt and plenty of top tips on how to reach your fundraising goal.
Step 2: pick your change challenge
You set your own goal. Do as many miles as you like in a day, a week or a month. Do it with friend, family or colleagues. The most important thing is that we move forward together.
Step 3: set up your fundraising page
Join the Race For Refugees team on JustGiving and set your fundraising goal (suggested target £200) and ask your friends and family to sponsor you to reach your distance target.
Step 4: get started and Make Your Move!
Don’t forget to share photos or videos of your challenge on social media with #RaceForRefugees and tag Refugee Action so we can celebrate too!
Let us know when you’ve completed your challenge and we’ll pop our unique Race For Refugees medal in the post to you.