Why we need your help
Across the world, millions of people face a terrible choice: live in a war zone and hope for the best or run for their lives to somewhere safer.
More people are on the move than ever before – all desperate to find safety. The last time we saw anything like this was the Second World War.
One Syrian family described their traumatic journey to Greece: “It was very bad on the sea. We closed the children’s eyes so they could not see.
“The boat behind us with 60 people sank and they all drowned. There were many babies. We saw it all happening right in front of our eyes.”
For us there was no choice but to flee as soon as we could.
Escaped Syria with his family and crossed the Mediterranean
How the Red Cross is helping
Red Cross volunteers across Europe are supporting hundreds of thousands of refugees as they attempt to reach safety. From Turkey to Hungary, Greece to the UK, the Red Cross is providing food, first aid and other essentials to people fleeing war and persecution.
So far generous donations have provided:
people with clean water