Monday, November 04, 2019

Safe Passage

Of all the petitions and charity requests I get in my inbox, the ones from Safe Passage tug at my heart the most. Safe Passage works to reunite refugee children with family members who live in the UK. 

Look how safe and happy my grandkids are:

Imagine what it's like for a child their age to be fleeing danger and separated from their parents.

This is the most recent example that Safe Passage told me about:

One family, a brother and sister in France aged 6 and 16, are seeking to reunite with their aunt in the UK. They fled an oppressive regime in East Africa. On their journey to Europe, both their mother and grandma fell ill, so they courageously continued on their journey to safety alone - despite being incredibly vulnerable. They eventually got to France, where the authorities separated them, as the children’s homes were full.

They have a chance of being safe and rebuilding their lives - if we can reunite them with their family here in the UK. Once our team discovered them, we quickly got in touch with their aunt to gather all the evidence we needed to help them reunite. We’re still waiting to hear back, but we’re incredibly hopeful that they will be together soon. Every day they’re not with family, they’re at risk of exploitation or people smuggling.

If you would like to support the work of Safe Passage, a charity which finds legal routes to safety for refugee children, here is a link. Please think about it.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for getting the message out, underlining it with such a warm family photo, and showing how easy it is to offer support.
My donation made,

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you!