We support people like Tami:

Tami (not her real name) fled here from Malawi as a teenager after her parents and brother were murdered.  She met a man in the UK also from Malawi and they have children together. Sadly the relationship became abusive when Tami was pregnant with her third child.  Tami had no idea how to legalise her position in the UK and lived in constant fear. The Renewal Programme supported Tami whilst she was applying to the Home Office and provided Tami with food and friendship. Tami says that without the help from our food bank, her daughter would not have sufficient food to take to school for packed lunch, nor would her daughter have suitable shoes to wear to school.  These things are important to Tami and she is horrified that her poverty means she could not provide her children with the basic things in life.

Tami recently won her appeal to the Home Office and is looking forward to being able to work and live in the UK. She said:

“I’m so grateful for everything, for all the support, the food, the clothes, over the last 7 years. If it were not for RAMP, I just don’t know where I would be or how I would have coped.”

 

Further detail about who we support

We support people who have migrated to the UK through a range of routes and for many different reasons. The immigration status of many people we support is unclear, undocumented or not yet resolved. We support people without judgement as to how they came to be here.

Often the individuals and families we support are vulnerably housed or in unsuitable accommodation, have serious health issues and may be suffering from the trauma of being trafficked, sexually abused or exploited. People in this situation are often very scared and do not know how to move forward.

The people we support come from all over the world.  In the last year we have supported clients from Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Congo (DRC), Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kosovo, Liberia, Lithuania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Uganda, Ukraine, Zambia, Zimbabwe. 

Approximately 70% of the people we support are women, and the majority of them have at least one child.

Making sure destitute migrants & refugees in Newham dont go hungry.