The reason for HARWG's establishment which was to enable Somali refugees and Asylum Seekers to integrate successfully into the UK and become active members of their new society. It was also established to help counter the difficulties faced by new arrivals to the UK. The majority of refugees were women, children and the elderly and amongst the biggest challenges facing these groups is the language barrier and ignorance of their rights with regard to housing, welfare benefits, health and education. They also had a lack of knowledge regarding their rights in other areas such as the law of this country and their responsibilities with regards to it. Therefore, the Horn of Africa Refugee Welfare Group was set up as a means of dealing with these problems faced by the refugee and asylum seeker community from the Horn of Africa region.
Services and projects that the organisation provides:
Horn of Africa Refugee Welfare Group
With our international services we provide not just tangible aid, in the form of medical, clothing, capacity building, and general essentials, we also provide advice to local community leaders, such as elders, secular , and womens’ advocates.
In the last couple of years we have sent over dozens of shipping containers of tangible
relief essentials in the form of food aid, clothing, agricultural equipment, along
In the month of August of 2012 we distributed 9.9 tone and 300 litres of emergency food aid to approximately 460 desprately needy individuals, thanks to the generousity of a private donar. More information is available Here.
The 9.9 tone and 300 litres of food aid consisted of 50kg of rice, flower, and sugar; 10kg of pasta; 5kg of dried milk; and 5 litres of cooking oil. In addition a small cash sum was provided to facilitate the purchase of required cooking fuel.