For #GivingTuesday, British Red Cross is focusing on a special project –reuniting separated families.

No one chooses to become a refugee. No one chooses to place their family on board a deadly boat unless this is the only choice they have left. People deserve better than this. They deserve to be safe and be together.

Missing the formative years of a child growing up is devastating and can never be regained. We need your help to trace family members, bring them together and help them integrate in a new country, helping them thrive and feel complete again – a basic human right for us all.

Right now there are 65.3 million people worldwide who have been displaced from their homes, more than half are children. Many have mothers, fathers, daughters and sons with whom they have lost contact.

That’s more than 34,000 people being forced from their homes every day as a result of conflict, persecution and violence. With so many people on the move, our work is more important than ever before.

British Red Cross can change this and you can too, just by helping us to fund this vital work.

British Red Cross has supported 1,661 family members to travel so far this year. We have also provided advice to over 200 refugees in relation to their family reunion application and assisted 46 families (over 90 people) obtain family reunion visas. Please help us to bring more families together

Marie, separated from her 2 children for 4 years said “I can go without money, I can go without food, but I need my kids. It’s like your breath”

Help us make a difference to mothers like Marie by visiting our project and making a donation between midday 28 Nov – midday 5 December and your donation will be doubled!