Welcoming Refugees


Launched in late-2018, Welcoming Refugees is a joint project between Mercy Mission UK and the Muslim Council of Britain, aiming to provide a support infrastructure and toolkits for mosques and other Muslim-led organisations to:

  1. Register and commit to supporting a vulnerable refugee families fleeing conflict to the UK for a period of at least 18 months as part of Community Sponsorship program
  2. Become more aware and effective at supporting refugees resettling in the UK

Find out more about Community Sponsorship here:


The unfortunate events unfolding across the world and in specific the Middle East, has led to a surge in the number of migrants undertaking dangerous journeys to seek refuge in safe and stable countries.

Refugees are often resettled to a country where the society, language and culture are completely different and new to them, and providing for their effective reception and integration is beneficial for both the resettled refugee and the host country.

Muslim communities in the UK share a common faith, culture and language with many refugees being resettled here, and can often act as a bridge in welcoming and helping them in integrating into their new society.

Come to a Round Table Session

Roundtable sessions are scheduled for March 2019! See details below:

What happens next?

Watch this space for further information on further planned national events, media releases and a fully interactive online toolkit.

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If you have a query or question about this project, feel free to get in touch here.

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