Olivia Colman CBE, Stephen Fry, Shaparak Khorsandi, Joanna Lumley OBE FRGS, Thandiwe Newton OBE and Robert Rinder are among more than 40 celebrities from stage, screen, comedy, music and journalism to have signed an open letter (1) to the Prime Minister, calling for a kinder, fairer and more effective system for refugees in the UK. […]
The Week of Action kicked off to a great start. Two groups in Sussex got in early to organise wonderful events demonstrating their support for a more compassionate approach to refugees. Both events helped to send a clear message to MPs as they debate the Nationality and Borders Bill which threatens to make life even
Abergavenny – Oppose the government’s nationality and borders bill 23rd October, 11.30 – 2.30PM, St John’s Square near the Post Office Meeting with banners, information and orange hearts (the symbol of the Together With Refugees coalition). We will be giving out postcards to send to MPs and other decision makers, showing them our opposition to
The Schools of Sanctuary team, at City of Sanctuary UK, have worked with us to create a Schools Activity Pack. This pack will help schools learn more about the Together with Refugees campaign (see campaign pack here). It will help teachers to get their classes involved to show support of refugees and people seeking sanctuary.
We’re gearing up for a Week of Action (18-24 October) as MPs return to Parliament after the party conferences, and the Bill moves to its next stage. Together With Refugees members can support this in three important ways: 1) Rally in London on 20 October Together With Refugees’ members, Solidarity With Refugees, Sisters Not Strangers,
Response to the Afghanistan crisis and UK government resettlement programme from Asylum Matters, Freedom from Torture, Refugee Action, the Refugee Council and Scottish Refugee Council Overview Many Afghans now face profound dangers to their lives, human rights, and ability to live in freedom and dignity. The UK’s response to the crisis must be compassionate, comprehensive
Media Release: Seven refugees from seven decades and seven countries mark 70 years of the Refugee Convention
Refugees re-create iconic image of the signing of the UN Refugee Convention on its 70th anniversary Seventy years today since the UK signed the UN Refugee Convention (28 July), refugees from each of those seven decades have come together to re-create the iconic photograph (1) of the original signing of the Convention – but with
News story: Seven refugees from seven decades and seven countries mark 70 years of the Refugee Convention
Seventy years ago today the UK signed the UN Refugee Convention. To celebrate this proud moment in our history and to urge that it is upheld for the future, Together With Refugees invited refugees from each of those seven decades to re-create the iconic photograph of the original signing of the Convention. The photograph brings together
“When I left Eritrea. I didn’t know if I was going to live or die. I just knew I had to get out. I didn’t have any option about where I went – I just found myself here.” Mariam, whose name has been changed, is a clinical support worker on a Covid-19 ward in Leeds.