We expect COVID-19 to have a huge impact on funding. This could put our vital services at risk.
We’ve had to cancel planned fundraising events for the foreseeable future. The loss of these events, which raise vital funds for us thanks to supporters like you, has put a question mark over our ability to maintain even our most basic vital services like therapy and emergency cash payments.
We’re estimating a drop in income of £400,000.
With your support, we can cover these costs and make sure torture survivors have the help they need. Will you donate to our emergency fundraiser?
Every day, torture survivors waiting for a decision on their asylum claim must make impossible choices between buying essentials like food and hand sanitiser. No one should be in this position at a time like this.
Fuligdi fled Sri Lanka with her two-year-old daughter after being accused of supporting anti-government rebels, arrested, and brutally tortured.
Having arrived in the UK, she is barred from working and on an allowance of just £37.75 per week. The rise in the price of basic goods caused by the pandemic has been disastrous for her. She’s having to choose between food and nappies for her young daughter.
“I can’t forget what happened to me. Night-time is the worst – all the memories come back. Lockdown makes it worse” - Fuligdi, survivor of torture from Sri Lanka
As this terrible pandemic continues, we must ensure that vulnerable people in our society are not forgotten. Please help today by donating whatever you can afford.