SolidariTee is the largest student-led charity supporting the international assistance of refugees and asylum seekers. Specifically, SolidariTee makes grants to NGOs working with refugees, with a current focus on legal aid, and raises awareness of the crisis to foster a movement of solidarity with refugees.
At SolidariTee, we have a strong commitment to sustainability. We seek out the most innovative NGOs to support, and the most long-term ways of alleviating suffering in the refugee crisis. At the moment, we’ve decided to commit ourselves to funding legal aid. Living in a refugee camp is extremely difficult: everything is put on hold. The conditions are harsh, with prostitution, violence, and drugs rife. The mental and physical health of the inhabitants suffer the longer they live in this limbo. Many of the injustices that asylum seekers and refugees face come about largely as a result of their existence in a legal grey area. Legal processes are complicated and need guidance. If each asylum seeker and refugee had access to legal aid, less people would be living in camps, having already started their new lives with refugee status, or having been resettled to a different country, or having been reunited with their family abroad. The pressure upon the camps and accommodation would be lessened.
A key part of our work is also raising awareness: we fight to keep conversations about the crisis in our media. Over the past few years, media coverage on the refugee crisis has dramatically decreased. SolidariTee strives to keep the conversation alive and combats the normalisation of false narratives.
SolidariTee brings people together in a world-wide movement.
We will not stay silent.
The shop manager is the pillar of the national team, ensuring that our online shop and Depop are publicised and well-stocked, that our customers are happy, and that t-shirts get to our customers on time. Thanks to sales on the online shop alone, we have already raised tens of thousands of pounds! No prior experience required, just a willingness to learn, and strong organisation.
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Minimum commitment level: Once a week
Start Date: 11-09-2019