There are many ways you can help towards alleviating the current refugee crisis. Here are some of them:
1. You Can Pray: (a) for a swift, compassionate and more effective response to the refugee crisis in Europe; (b) that those fleeing war and persecution will find safe havens where they can begin to put the traumas they have experienced behind them; (c) for solutions to the root causes driving people to flee – the conflicts, poverty and inequality; (d) for organisations in both Europe and the Middle East to reach those in greatest need.
3. You can Pitch In: by giving food and clothing direct to those stranded in Calais via Calais Action drop-off point in Brixton (follow the link to check out what they need & when the next deadline is; email Kate Coggins with “Calais” in the subject line to find out where to deliver to.
4. You can Participate: in Holy Trinity’s Oxjam Event on 24th October, with Rachel Huggins, Richard Dormandy, and a range of other acts and stalls. Details to come.
5. You can Protest: march on Downing Street on 12th September, starting from Marble Arch at noon, with Solidarity with Refugees.