Refuge Network International
A poverty alleviation and community empowerment nonprofit promoting equitable access to food, housing, healthcare, education, and an adequate standard of living for individuals and families.
WE BRING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER TO EFFECT CHANGE & LEVERAGE CORPORATE POWER TO EMPOWER COMMUNITIES
People Homeless Worldwide
People Living In Extreme Poverty
People Hungry On Earth
Children & Youths Out Of School
making a difference | changing lives | one person at a time
Refuge Network International is a non-profit humanitarian organisation whose mission is to fight against social injustices, empower the marginalized, and alleviate human suffering principally through the promotion of Economic and Social Rights (ESR) in pragmatic and innovative ways.
Promote Economic and Social Rights through research.
Support homeless people, refugees, victims of modern-day slavery and various marginalised communities.
Help disadvantaged children and youths.
Distribute food, groceries, toiletries, clothing and other essential items to the impoverished.
We are a network of three distinct non-profit organisations comprising Refuge Network, No Poverty Campaign, and Charity Across Borders. We work with the homeless, victims of human trafficking, refugees, individuals living in abject poverty, and other marginalized groups.
With the dedication of our volunteers, partners and supporters, we strive to improve the lives of the needy. Contact us to see what you can do to bring about positive change.
Amount of life-saving food we have distributed during Covid and the cost of living crisis. We have also given out thousands of clothes, toiletries & other essentials.
Places where we have ongoing projects or have carried out humanitarian operations. The numbers are 13 countries and 20 cities across two continents.
Number of high impact community events we organised last year to fight poverty and empower marginalised communities was over 100.
International representation of our volunteers. Our volunteer programme has attracted dedicated workers representing over 80 countries.
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- 21 Ɔ̀wà, ÀbámLondon21 Ɔ̀wà, 13:00 – 15:00 WAT+1London, Strand, Charing Cross, London, UK
SOCIAL MEDIA STREAM
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POVERTY ALLEVIATION PROGRAMME
We work to provide simple, pragmatic and efficient solutions to the multifarious manifestations of poverty affecting marginalised communities.
Refuge Network International is fighting poverty on multiple fronts. Our:
COMMUNITY KITCHEN & MOBILE FOOD BANKS are providing free meals/groceries and fighting food poverty.
HYGIENE BANK is distributing free toiletries and fighting hygiene poverty.
CLOTHES BANK is handing out free clothes and fighting clothing poverty.
DIGITAL DEVICE & DATA BANK is facilitating the distribution of free technology devices/data and fighting digital poverty.
Our community kitchen & mobile food bank service
The right of EVERYONE to adequate nutritious food is guaranteed in international law. To protect that right, we buy a significant amount of the food and drinks we distribute so as to provide a wide selection of nutritious food options for the varied nutritional requirements of our service users. Refuge Network also partners with a few supermarkets and businesses to help with preventing wastage and redistributing surplus food via our mobile food bank and other outreach programmes. It is a win-win situation, one that reduces the environmental impact of wasted food and contributes towards preventing climate change.
Food for rough sleepers on the streets
No one can survive or thrive without food; it is a basic human need. The right to adequate food is guaranteed in international law. Distressingly, over 8 million people in the UK are living in food poverty and struggling to eat. The cost of living crisis has impacted many, significant numbers are ending up on the streets as rough sleepers.
In addition to the masses of suffering homeless people on the streets, many individuals on low or no income are struggling to eat or take care of basic needs.Our Soup kitchen and outreach programmes are targeted at these highly vulnerable members of our community. Our simple strategy is to identify and focus on the most desperate cases (those on the streets), while not ignoring others with less obvious needs.
Soup kitchen for the community
London Victoria Outreach
Our Outreach in Victoria covers the areas around the train and coach stations and their environs.
We have regularly weekly outreach events in the vicinities of Waterloo and Embankment.
Charing Cross Outreach
The Refuge Network soup kitchen at Charing Cross distributes food, toiletries, clothes & essentials.
Camden/Oxford St Outreach
We serve homeless people in Warren Street, Goodge Street, Euston, Soho & Oxford Street area.
Leicester Square Outreach
Our Homeless Outreach teams visit Leicester Square regularly to support rough sleepers.
We provide assistance to individuals in Brixton & Clapham areas of Lambeth & Wandsworth
The Strand Outreach
In addition to the soup kitchen at Charing Cross, we cover the Strand & Westminster Station .
East St/LondonBridge Outreach
We support rough sleepers around London Bridge & East Street in Southwark.
SOME OF OUR PARTNERS AND ORGANISATIONS WE HAVE WORKED WITH
Our partners are philanthropic change-makers. These are some of the fantastic socially-conscious organisations that have contributed in various ways to enhance our poverty alleviation and community empowerment programmes. We owe a lot to food partners like M&S, corporate volunteering partners like Timberland, and institutions like the National Theatre of Great Britain who have supported us with material donations. We welcome partnerships with individuals, groups, brands, corporations, and institutions. You could register your team on one of our volunteering programmes or sponsor an outreach event. We will gratefully accept material and financial donations.
Everyone deserves a fair chance, and nobody should be forced to live without food, clothing and basic necessities. You can help us to support some of the most deprived members of the community by donating to our life-saving work.
There is urgent demand for:
Coats & jackets
Trousers and shirts
Trainers & shoes
Underwears including boxers (unused)
Rucksacks & luggage bags
Socks and gloves