Ukraine Appeal

The war in Ukraine has caused the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since WWII. Over four million refugees have already fled for their lives.

Join us in demanding that the UK Government stops putting paperwork before protection for Ukrainian refugees. Click here to act now

Donate now to help Ukrainian refugees in Berkshire with the advice and practical support they urgently need. Click here to donate

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The Current Situation In Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since the Second World War.

The human cost has already been huge, and we call on the British Government to do everything in it’s power to oppose Russian violence and protect Ukrainian lives.

Over four million people have already fled their homes in Ukraine as a result of this violence, with more leaving every day. (Ukraine refugees near 4 million. Will exodus slowdown last?, Independent, 28th March 2022).

Despite the urgent need, the UK Government have put paperwork before protection and are making Ukrainian refugees apply for visas.

We think the UK Government should lead the international effort, welcoming Ukrainian refugees and funding a proper, resources resettlement scheme like the ones for Afghanistan and Syria.

Children at Ukraine invasion protest

Our message for the UK Government

Refugee Support Group ask the UK Government:

– Introduce a funded Resettlement Scheme for people fleeing Ukraine

– Waive all visa requirements for Ukrainian refugees reaching the UK

– Abandon the Nationality and Borders Bill that will criminalise refugees like those fleeing Ukraine right now

Girl waves Ukrainian flag at London protest against Invasion of Ukraine

Helping refugees in Berkshire since 1994

Refugee Support Group has been helping refugees in Berkshire for nearly 30 years, and we are ready to support refugees from Ukraine arriving here in our community.

As we have done during the Syrian and Afghan refugee crises, we are ready to provide legal advice, mental health support and practical help for every Ukrainian refugee that needs our help here in Berkshire.

We have been helping refugees rebuild their lives in Berkshire since 1994. That includes helping with immigration applications, teaching English, helping people access education and healthcare, find housing and jobs, distributing food parcels, running social activities and helping people to integrate in to their new communities.

In the last year, demand for our services flew by more than 460% before the Ukraine conflict began.

Now Ukrainian refugees are starting to arrive in Berkshire and we need your help to support them.

Please donate now to help provide the advice and practical support they urgently need.

Placard reading Stop War in Ukraine flag colours

What You Can Do

Donate to help Ukrainian refugees in Berkshire

Give £5 a month – the cost of two coffees – to strengthen our Casework Team and help us give Ukrainian refugees the advice and practical support they urgently need. 

Click here to donate

Sign this petition calling on the UK Government to help Ukrainian refugees

Sign this joint petition calling on the UK Government to protect Ukrainian refugees and bin the anti-refugee Nationality & Borders Bill.

Click here to sign the petition

Demand your MPs help Ukrainian refugees

Contact your MP and demand they do everything to protect Ukrainian refugees.

Click here to find out who your MP is

Girl holding Stop The War placard

Berkshire Sanctuary Hub for Ukrainians

We have partnered with Reading City Of Sanctuary and Reading Ukrainian Community Centre to help Ukrainian refugees in Berkshire.

Together we are helping Ukrainian refugees with support, essential information and resources, as well as helping the people hosting Ukrainian refugees.

We have pulled together essential information and resources for Ukrainian refugees and hosts.

Click here for Ukrainian support information and resources

If you have any questions or know Ukrainian refugees that need help, please email us at info@rrsg.org.uk or call us on 01189 505 356.

Refugee Support Group – Helping refugees rebuild their lives in Berkshire since 1994

Protestor holds Ukrainian flag

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