The Alf Dubs Children’s Fund

Lord Alf Dubs

You can donate to the fund by setting up a regular donation, or making a one-off gift (these links will take you directly to the Citizens UK donation facility for this fund). If you wish to donate by cheque, please make it payable to “Citizens UK” and mark it with “Alf Dubs Fund” on the reverse. Alf Dubs arrived in Britain on a train from Prague in 1939 when he was just six years old.

He was one of 10,000 Jewish and other children rescued by the Kindertransport in the two years before the outbreak of WWII. Now a member of the House of Lords and life-long advocate for refugees, Lord Alf Dubs is leading efforts to help a new generation of unaccompanied child refugees in Europe and on their arrival to the UK. The Alf Dubs Children’s Fund is an appeal set up by Lord Dubs with the support of Safe Passage. The fund seeks to carry forward the legacy of the Kindertransport for a new generation of child refugees today.

Alf Dubs Children’s Fund

What will the Fund be used for?

Funds raised will be used in the following ways:

  • To help open safe and legal routes to sanctuary for unaccompanied children at risk in countries across Europe and beyond.
  • To ensure the basic needs of refugee children are met while their cases are progressed.
  • To support children who have arrived in Britain through their first steps to rebuilding their lives.
  • To build the capacity of communities to welcome and support their integration.

 

Alf Dubs Children’s Fund

Why has Lord Dubs chosen Citizens UK to administer this Fund?

The Safe Passage project works to open up safe and legal routes to protection through a groundbreaking use of strategic legal challenges, on the ground presence, advocacy and community organizing.

Safe Passage has been instrumental in helping over 1000 refugee and asylum-seeking children access safe and legal routes to family reunion and protection in the UK from Europe.

Safe Passage will act as the home to the Alf Dubs Fund, channeling support into vital work with unaccompanied children and working with trusted partners where appropriate.

Alf Dubs Children’s Fund

How is the Fund linked to the Kindertransport survivors?

Lord Dubs is a child of the Kindertransport and like many children given sanctuary in Britain he has been moved to help by the plight of children caught up in today’s refugee crisis.

 The refugee crisis today is very different to the circumstances that led to WWII and the holocaust in Europe. However, just as Britain was one of the only countries to act then, many across the country believe we have the capacity and obligation to help again.

 

A letter from Alf

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