Young refugees crisis response

Find out about the difference you have made supporting young refugees during lockdown

Thanks to your support, young refugees:

  • Were given essential supplies to protect their physical and mental health

  • Kept on track with their education and language-learning, even when schools were closed

  • Accessed the technology they needed to study online

  • Stayed in touch with the people who care about them

  • Received encouraging messages of solidarity from strangers

  • Felt less alone through scary times of social distancing

  • Kept busy with designing videos and giving advice to other kids on how to stay positive

And you can find out more about our campaign to keep Connected Through Covid, here.

Thanks to your efforts, we've just hit our £10,000 target in our COVID-19 emergency response appeal. Your generosity has made it possible for young refugees to survive lockdown.

Thanks to your support, young refugees have:

  • Been given essential supplies to protect their physical and mental health

  • Kept on track with their education and language-learning, even when schools are closed

  • Accessed the technology they need to study online

  • Stayed in touch with the people who care about them

  • Received encouraging messages of solidarity from strangers

  • Felt less alone through scary times of social distancing

  • Kept busy with designing videos and giving advice to other kids on how to stay positive

When schools closed, we immediately saw a downturn in people's mental and physical health. We asked you you to help change things for the better and you did not let young refugees down.

Thanks to your efforts, we've hit our £10,000 target in our COVID-19 emergency response appeal. Your generosity made it possible for young refugees to survive lockdown.

What has this looked like in practice? Click on the videos below to let our staff and volunteers fill you in (we were operating as RSN at the time).

Catherine is REUK's Chief Executive and this week's lockdown highlight for her was the publication of our new policy briefing about COVID-19's impact on young refugees' education and wellbeing.

Dan works on our higher education team and has spoken to 25 young asylum seekers this week who are keeping their university dreams alive.

Alice is one of our volunteer mentors and her mentee's initial excitement at school closures quickly turned to stress.

Felicity is an old friend but new volunteer for REUK, helping with translations while she's on furlough. Thank you Fel!

Rosy runs our mentoring project in Birmingham and biked a laptop to a young asylum seeker so that she can get online and keep studying for her GCSEs.

Felicity is an old friend but new volunteer for REUK, helping with translations while she's on furlough. Thank you Fel!

Rosy works on our Educational Mentoring programme in Birmingham and biked a laptop to a young asylum seeker so that she can get online and keep studying for her GCSEs.

Catherine is REUK's Chief Executive and one of her lockdown highlight was the publication of our new policy briefing about COVID-19's impact on young refugees' education and wellbeing.

Dan works on our Educational Progression team and has been speaking to young asylum seekers this week who are keeping their university dreams alive.

Alice is one of our volunteer mentors and her mentee's initial excitement at school closures quickly turned to stress.