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.
But settling into a new country is not easy, and this is often made more difficult for people who are unfamiliar with the language, or are separated from family and friends.
You can help. From providing vital aid along their journey to language classes and befriending projects in a new country, your support will help refugees around the world rebuild their lives in safety.
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