Dalia, a mother we helped, lived under ISIS in the Kirkuk province of Iraq. ISIS brutally killed her father and Dalia feared for her life. As a woman, she had to stay at home 24 hours a day.
She would hear horror stories of things that happened to other women. She told us, “They would take women from their homes and do things to them. I was living in terror and just waiting for my turn to come. I slept holding my daughter Mila tight. I feared that if they took me, she would end up in their hands too.”
We urgently need your support because the people who come through our door have no-one and nowhere else to turn. Having escaped the world’s cruellest regimes, they’re now living in unimaginable poverty here in Britain and are struggling to survive the coldest months of the year.
Many are homeless, sleeping on freezing streets. Many more are living in squalid conditions. Some can’t feed their children or afford nappies. Too many would rather take their own life than live like this. It’s an outrage that this is happening in 2019 in Britain.
Thankfully, we were there for Dalia and Mila, but there are so many other people like them that are struggling to cope with issues like homelessness, hunger and inhumane conditions. This is the desperate situation people like Dalia are enduring this winter and why they so urgently need our help. .
“Refugee Action assured us that we would not be sleeping on the streets that night. They really fought for us and made sure we got a place to stay that night.”Dalia
Give the gift of dignity
Right now, our Asylum Crisis team is helping over 500 vulnerable people who are simply not getting the support they urgently need to rebuild their lives in safety. When you give, people like Dalia are no longer on their own.
Your support means that when a family comes to us from wandering around in the cold all day, we’re able to find them shelter. When a child is crying from hunger, we can help give them a hot meal.
If you’d like to make a donation by post or over the phone, you can call our friendly Supporter Care team on: 0800 141 2426 or send post to: Refugee Action, Victoria Charity Centre, 11 Belgrave Road, SW1V 1RB.