Southwark Refugee Response is a volunteer community supporting local organisations in their work to help refugees and asylum seekers in the borough.

We aim to:

  • Increase local support for refugees and asylum seekers by organising awareness-raising events
  • Convert that support into practical help for local organisations – matching their needs with volunteers and donations
  • Help local residents feel that they can make a tangible, local difference in the face of an international crisis

You can find out more about the organisations we work for and donate to support them here. You can also sign up to our newsletter to keep up with what’s going on. Below are all the latest events we are involved in – if you’d like to lend a hand or have your own ideas for running an event, we’d love to hear from you at

Upcoming events

Southwark Refugee Response Campaign Meeting
Weds Jan 16th
At Southwark Refugee Communities Forum office, St Giles Centre, 81 Camberwell Church St, SE5 8RB

We’ve been in touch with the City of Sanctuary movement, which supports a network of groups, which includes villages, towns, cities and regions across the UK, and others engaged in activities intended to welcome people seeking sanctuary.

This month we will be focusing on the campaign to make Southwark a Borough of Sanctuary and planning the next steps. For more information about the City of Sanctuary movement

Our regular campaign meetings give Southwark residents the chance to hear from the charities and support organisations whose vital work helps refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in the borough every day. It’s where we coordinate our work with the local organisations and find out what they’re up to, what support they need, and how we can lend a hand.