We’ve just had an urgent request for warm clothes and blankets to go to Kurdistan, where there are 1.8 million refugees. Most have fled civil wars and ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Last winter 6,000 refugees died from the cold.

We have now found a way of getting a convoy through, which would deliver the stuff safely. However it will cost about £4,250 to get around 91,000 items there, in a 90 cu metres trailer. With a very conservative estimated value of £522,000, for the items being sent, this works out at less than 5p an item.

If you are sick of horror stories and scaremongering in the press about refugees and would actually like to do something positive then you can help us by:

Sending us knitted and/or crocheted items to help keep men, women and children warm:

Items can be sent to:
Knit for Peace (Refugee appeal), Radius Works, Back Lane, London, NW3 1HL

Make a small donation to help cover the cost of transport and handling:

Or send a cheque with your donated items made out to ‘Knit for Peace’

Kurdistan Appeal

We have a number of useful patterns on our website if you are unsure what to knit:



And a wide variety of scarves, cardigans and jumpers suitable for all knitting abilities.