How to help refugees: London events and fundraisers
The refugee crisis, which dominated the news in 2015-16, has received significantly less coverage since the Calais Jungle was dismantled in the Autumn of 2016. While the situation is not currently hitting the headlines, and the number of arrivals in Europe has dropped due to government crackdowns, it’s far from resolved. One million people have sought asylum in Europe in the year to March 2018, and in 2018 alone, over 12,000 refugees have arrived in Greece – with Spain and Italy seeing similar numbers seeking safety.
Whether or not you’ve come face-to-face with the refugee crisis while on holiday in Europe this summer, if you're keen to find ways to help from London, here are some of the events, talks, exhibitions and fundraisers going on over the coming months, in aid of the refugee crisis.