With great regret and heavy hearts, the Trustees of Refugee Compassion have taken the difficult decision to close the charity and end all activities by January 2023
Since launching in 2016, Refugee Compassion’s mission has been to support refugees and those seeking asylum throughout Europe and the Middle East. We have done this by working with partners to identify and meet needs on-the-ground; by successfully fundraising to provide funds, food and other humanitarian assistance to refugees; and by consistently being a strong advocate for refugees.
Sadly, over past two years, the effects of the pandemic and Brexit on exporting goods have been extremely challenging on the Charity. Over this period, Refugee Compassion’s work has had to drastically change as sending physical aid has become nearly impossible.
Throughout, Refugee Compassion has continued to financially support charities on the ground. This has only been achieved due to the incredible commitment of the Trustees past and present. However, at this time, our Trustees no longer have the capacity to commit the time needed to continue running the Charity.
The Trustees have worked closely to explore different organisational structures and alternative scenarios that might enable Refugee Compassion to continue to deliver on our objectives. Following this process of in-depth analysis, and with no realistic signs of improvement in the financial or political climate, the Trustees have decided to close the charity.
A key element of the planned closure is to use remaining assets of the Charity to directly support our partner organisations working in Northern France and Greece.
The Trustees of Refugee Compassion give heartfelt thanks to all individuals we have worked with over the last 6 years who have helped to bring hope where it is needed most.
We would also like to acknowledge and thank each of our many funders and supporters over the years who have enabled us to improve the lives of thousands of refugees.
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