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Luton Borough Council

Refugees in Luton

Luton is a caring and compassionate town which will do whatever it can to support people in need.

We’ve always shown this compassion by the way Luton and its communities have supported a significant number of asylum seekers over many years.

This page lists the ways in which you can help refugees in Luton and links to our latest statements relating to the current refugee crisis following the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

Luton residents have demonstrated an unprecedented outpouring of compassion from individuals and the voluntary sector,  

See our latest statements on the current refugee crisis:

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Luton Foodbank is able to receive items – please visit the Luton Foodbank website to see what items they're accepting.

Donate to the 'Support for refugees' JustGiving page, which has has been set up by a number of local charities. Money raised will go to support Afghans during their stay in Luton and provide support which could range from:

  • essential items to language skills
  • family support
  • community integration

Bedfordshire Response to Afghanistan Crisis - Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation fundraising page

Cash donations are the fastest, most efficient way to get help to vulnerable people. Please read the Charity Commission’s advice on giving safely.

Cash donations enable relief agencies to cater to the specific needs of the affected population as quickly as possible. They also allow relief agencies to buy goods in the affected region, helping to regenerate the local economy.

Many international organisations are working in the UK, across Europe and in the countries refugees are fleeing from to provide aid and assistance. Recommended and experienced humanitarian and relief agencies that you can support include:

Several charities and organisations are working with refugees across the UK. To find out more about volunteering opportunities in your area visit:

You could also contact the following organisations to find out more about volunteering to support asylum seekers and refugees already in the UK:

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