Safe Housing is a human right

All over the world, around 1.6 billion people are living in inadequate conditions.

We believe everyone should have a safe and dignified place to call home. We want people who have been forced from their homes to have access to the support they need to build safe and happy lives, free from conflict, persecution or trafficking.

Your donations enable us to partner with organisations around the world and in the UK, that help people access secure housing and feel settled in their new communities. We also challenge negative attitudes towards homelessness.

Homeless stats

There are 82.4 million people globally who have been forced to leave their homes due to persecution, conflict and violence.

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Tens of millions of children are estimated to be living on the streets worldwide.

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On an average night in England, more than 2,600 people are estimated to be sleeping on the streets.

Housing is a human right. People don’t just need access to basic housing – they need to be able to create a home in which they feel safe and secure.

Whether it's families facing homelessness here in the UK, those who have been forced to flee their homes, or people who are surviving in informal settlements across the world – we learn from their experiences.

We have over 25 years’ experience funding projects and organisations that tackle homelessness and reach vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers.

Over the past two years, Comic Relief's funding has helped support 34,700 people experiencing or at risk of homelessness access to safe accommodation and specialist support.

Read their stories

Your donations make a very real difference to people in the UK and around the world. Read how people are changing their lives with your support.


Meet Donation & Lindo

When Lindo was 14 and homeless, outreach worker Donation helped him turn his life around through Nairobi-based I Care's education program.



In Edinburgh, Richie and Courtney are helping people affected by homeless and addiction to get back on their feet.

See our other focus areas

See our other areas of focus - Safe Place


Every year, millions of children die before their fifth birthday. We help children survive – tackling hunger, disease and abuse. And we help them thrive, working to give them the best possible start in life so they can play, learn and grow up healthy and strong.


Every year, close to 1 billion people worldwide experience mental health problems. We help people get access to mental health services. We work to tackle the stigma people with mental health conditions so often face. And we push for governments to do more.


Violence and abuse against women and girls is a global epidemic: it affects 1 in 3 women worldwide. We’re working towards a world where women and girls can fulfil their potential, and live free from violence, discrimination and fear.