Scottish Action for Refugees believes that to be treated with dignity and respect is a fundamental human right. It cannot be right that in the 21st century, people fleeing war and persecution in their own country are living in abject poverty at Britain's front gate, and on our streets.
After driving a van full of donated items from Glasgow to Calais, Claire Macaulay was determined to do more for the people who she met in the Jungle. Overwhelmed by public support, Claire founded SAFR (pronounced Safer), which has quickly grown into a nationwide grassroots organisation which coordinates the delivery of donations from Scotland to refugees in need in Calais and other parts of the world. SAFR aims to assist any group, however small, to do their bit to support our fellow humans.
In addition to coordinating donations, SAFR has two ongoing projects to build shelters in the Jungle, and to support the work of the Night Shelter for Destitue Asylum Seekers in Glasgow in finding more suitable long term accomodation.