In 78 countries homosexuality is illegal. About 1,500 LGBTI refugees from those countries come to the UK every year. When they come to the UK they are still not safe.
Like Mary, a lesbian from Nigeria and Amir, a gay man from Algeria. Because of their sexuality, they:
wereabusedin refugee accommodationby other homophobic refugees
became homeless and depressed
wererejected by their ethnic community andlived in poverty
Become an Ally
Providing LGBTI refugees with a safe space to live is essential, but it is not the whole solution to integration.It is also essential to create opportunitiesfor training, employment and self-employment. Withyour support, MRI will provide such opportunities.
As one of our Allies, every year you will:
pay some of the utility bills for providingsafe housingfor an LGBTI refugee
pay for transport for a refugee to attendMRI’s employability workshops or job interviews
pay for the delivery of small business training to dozens of LGBTI people in Cambodia and Brazil who havebeen rejected by their families and communities and live in poverty
To become an Ally, choose a donation plan that suits you: