London Churches Refugee Fund

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The London Churches Refugee Fund raises money to give small grants to organisations assisting destitute refugees and asylum-seekers.


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An occasional series of profiles of  some of the agencies we support

February 2014

An interview conversation with ‘Freedom from Torture’


‘Freedom from Torture’s long history means that we have treated asylum seekers and refugees affected by most major human rights violations over the past 27 years; our clients’ identities change as countries begin to, or cease to use torture. In our early years, clients were fleeing military juntas in South America; currently, a significant proportion of our clients are from Sri Lanka, Iran, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.’

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Sept 2013

The Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile


'[Baobab] has run since 2008. The  Centre runs as a non- residential therapeutic community where young people whose trust has been broken can develop friendships and a sense of being part of a supportive community. The Centre holds a holistic and integrated child and adolescent centred approach and young people can engage in therapeutic work and receive support for as long as is necessary.’


April 2013

About Notre Dame Refugee Centre


"A clear hardening in successive governments’ attitudes to migrants generally, and in particular to asylum seekers, have deeply affected our visitors. Changes in legislation and legal aid cuts have added to the hardship of many destitute asylum seekers".


In this profile, we hear about the work of the Notre Dame Refugee Centre and the increasing demands that they face.

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