Refugee Support Europe

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Registered address
14 Hollingbury Park Avenue,
Brighton,
BN1 7JF

Phone
07768815472

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Charity number
1174070

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We offer humanitarian aid with dignity to refugees, while also supporting the local economy. 

We currently run a Dignity Centre in Cyprus with over 1,500 registered refugee and asylum seeker members and they need your help.

THE NEED: Many live in poor quality housing or are even homeless. They have limited employment opportunities and can barely make ends meet. Neglect and inactivity is undermining their mental health. With just a little support from you, we can change that.

THE ANSWER: ‘The Dignity’ is a popular drop-in centre in the heart of Nicosia offering critical services to whoever needs them. We run it jointly with a brilliant team of people who use the service and international volunteers.

Everything we offer is free and we have systems to ensure the services are available to everyone.

There is no other service like it in Nicosia designed to help people rebuild their shattered lives. Especially when Covid has ruined so many other projects and plans. But from April 2020 to March 2021 we will need £12,500 a month to run these services. Please help us by donating.

The Dignity helps people to: 

FIND EMPLOYMENT 

  • Professionally run English and Greek language classes every week with qualified local teachers
  • Computer skills classes for 6 people every month
  • We help 5-10 people every week write their CVs
  • We ship in bicycles, repair them and have distributed over 200 to help people get fit and get work

EARN AN INCOME

  • A busy sewing workshop for over 30 people to learn new skills and make money from items they produce
  • We sell those fantastic items through our online shop Refumade
  • This sits at the heart of the Centre and we are currently expanding it

COMBAT HUNGER

  • When Covid stopped us providing breakfast for 75 people every morning we set up food bank for 200 people

RESTORE DIGNITY

  • We have a popular Barber service every Friday when 12 men can get their hair cut and our 3 barbers are learning a new trade
  • Showers and washing machines open every day for people to feel fresh
  • Monthly hygiene packs for 85 women

SPEND TIME WITH OTHERS

  • A comfortable space to relax, shelter from the weather, and have fun
  • An organised football tournament twice a week for 18 keen footballers

 HELP THE HOST COMMUNITY TOO

  • We buy what the refugees need locally, in turn supporting the local economy—and building crucial bridges between local people and the new arrivals.

The Dignity Centre is much more than a drop-in centre. It’s a place of hope and safety where people are given the space to rebuild their lives on their terms.

“We know that this is something that has been created for us. In Dignity, I have found a family.” Rodrigue from Cameroon

The 1,500 members of The Dignity family are depending on us. Please donate whatever you can. Or buy something from Refumade.

ABOUT US

We have also helped refugees in GreeceBangladesh and Mexico.

We rely on caring volunteers, individual donations and grass-roots organisations to deliver our support.

Your donations will go straight to where it is needed.

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