A big thank you to everyone who listened and donated to our recent BBC Radio 4 Appeal presented by Booker Prize-winning poet and novelist Ben Okri.

In the appeal, you heard about 23-year-old refugee Yvonne. She used the books we sent to her school to rewrite her own story and build a new life outside the refugee camp.


Yvonne asked us to pass this message on to people like you who support our work:


“Please receive my hearty gratitude for your support. I know you donate out of your heart to change lives – and I am one of the mirrors of your work. The books you donate uplift readers and help refugees like me build a brighter future. Thank you so much. Blessings!”


So far you have raised enough to send 8,000 books to people across the world like Yvonne who are determined to build a bright future for themselves despite facing conflict and displacement.

Please help us reach our target of sending 10,000 brand new books!

Here’s how you can help:

Help us send 10,000 books

Every £2 will send another book to a refugee like Yvonne

Donate here


Hear from Ben Okri now on why he supports Book Aid International: 



Radio 4 Appeal