The Nationality and Borders Bill will see people fleeing war and persecution – some of the world’s most vulnerable people – criminalised, detained and deported. We are calling on MPs to accept two vital reforms to this bill proposed by the House of Lords: +MPs are being asked to approve a change to remove Clause […]
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to the fastest growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War Two. The UN says over 2.5 million people have now fled from Ukraine, and many more are set to follow as the conflict intensifies. Most people are going to neighbouring countries, but growing numbers will move to
The invasion of Ukraine by Russia is leading to the fastest growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War Two. With bombs targeting civilians, people are fleeing for their lives. Over two million people have already escaped the country, and as many five million could flee in the coming weeks, according to the UN refugee
The webinar aims to support local groups as they plan and execute an event (big or small) to demonstrate widespread support for a more compassionate approach to refugees on the National Day of Action, 21 March. Many groups will be organising landmark actions, but any creative response will help. We know your ideas are best.
Guest blog: As part of Together With Refugees, One Strong Voice members will be leading and involved in landmark events throughout the UK on 21 March, in this last push to influence the outcome of the inhumane Nationality and Borders Bill. In this guest blog, Jonathan Kazembe, describes the event One Strong Voice is organising
Love was in the air across the UK on Valentine’s Day 2022, as communities showed their heart for refugees! It was truly heartwarming to see all the creative orange hearts and Valentine’s Day cards with messages to MPs. Messages ranged from funny and sweet to sincere and heartfelt. Over 90 MPs of all political persuasions
A key amendment to include a global resettlement target of 10,000 places per year, was debated on Tuesday night at Committee Stage in the House of Lords. Led by Conservative peers, the amendment received wide cross-party support. Getting the government to commit to a clear resettlement target is one of our two key priorities, for
“It has been an incredible year in our collective struggles seeking justice for those forced to flee their homes. Having arrived in the UK from war-torn Afghanistan in 1999, I know how important a warm welcome and fair and compassionate approach to refugees is. But this year we observed unspeakable tragedies in the asylum journey,
We share some of your pictures from the Week of Action last week. There were wonderful events from Iona to Abergavenny! They included rallies, beach stunts, buildings being lit up orange, solidarity walks, online discussions, rallies, meetings with MPs and other creative ways you found to show that you and your community stands #TogetherWithRefugees. We
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.