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Together With Refugees Day Of Action

Save the date: Friday 23rd September! Being loud and visible as a movement is needed now, as much as it ever has been, in our work to end the government’s cruel policy to send people seeking protection in the UK to Rwanda without ever having their claim heard here. That’s why we are busy working…

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Stop the Rwanda flights

A few weeks ago, people power and some smart legal work, stopped a plane that was to take refugees to Rwanda. But the fight is not over. The Rwanda scheme will see people who came to the UK hoping to find safety, instead forcefully removed to a country they have no connection to, thousands of…

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Commonwealth Games: #RunWithRefugees

#RunWithRefugees The Commonwealth Games are coming to Birmingham at the end of July! With the world’s attention on the UK, and as the ‘friendly games’ are historically ‘underpinned by the core values of humanity, equality and destiny’ it seems an ideal opportunity to send a clear message to the government that we need a fair…

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Celebrities urge Commonwealth to stand against refugee deportation to Rwanda

Celebrities, many with heritage from African countries in the Commonwealth including Sophie Okonedo, Martins Imhangbe, Lucian Msamati and Anita Asante, are urging Commonwealth leaders who are attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda today (25 June 2022), to take a stand against the UK government’s new policy to deport refugees to the same…

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We stand in condemnation of the disturbing Rwanda scheme: our coalition letter to the Editor

As leaders from all over the world prepare for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and on World Refugee Day, over 170 organisations signed a letter to the Editor published in today’s Independent. These included groups led by refugees, human rights organisations, international development agencies, major faiths, women’s groups and regional and local service…

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From refugee to OBE: Sabir Zazai honoured for refugee work

Dr Sabir Zazai, Chair of Together With Refugees, CEO of Scottish Refugee Council and himself a refugee has today (Thursday 2nd June 2022) been awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen in recognition of his work advocating for refugee rights. This is a wonderful testament not only to the work of Sabir, but also…

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Our joint influence and impact with peers and MPs

Over the last six months Tom Nguyen, has been coordinating the coalition’s parliamentary team, and drawing on the expertise and contacts of our members to lobby MPs and peers on the Nationality and Borders Act. We’re doing a deeper assessment of our parliamentary work as part of a wider reflection of the coalition’s activities over…

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Community picnics at the end of “Healing” Refugee Week

Campaign activist and media manager for Kent Refugee Action Network, Bridget Chapman, has proposed “community picnics up and down the country so that those with lived experience, those from the refugee and migrant support sector, and all those in the community who support and want to show solidarity, can come together to simply share a…

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After the government forces through the Nationality & Borders Bill we fight on…

Today, in the face of overwhelming opposition, and forced to resort to strong-arm tactics in the House of Lords, the Government has managed to steamroller the catastrophic Nationality and Borders Bill through Parliament. The bill will harm people seeking sanctuary This bill will punish refugees who have been left with no other options to find…

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Celebrities & refugees take to the Thames to urge MPS to ‘vote to protect not punish refugees’

PRESS RELEASE: 20/04/2022 Actor Juliet Stevenson and the Ukrainian refugee family she is hosting at her home were joined today (Wednesday 20th April 2022) by Robert Rinder, Lily Cole and a host of other celebrities, refugees and campaigners from campaign coalition Together With Refugees on a boat on the Thames to urge MPs to ‘vote…

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