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Who we are

We are a new coalition of organisations big and small who believe in showing compassion for people fleeing war, persecution or violence. Our members include grassroots, community and refugee-led groups, international development charities, trade unions and faith groups. 


The coalition was founded by Asylum Matters, British Red Cross, Freedom from Torture, Rainbow Migration, Refugee Action, Refugee Council and Scottish Refugee Council. With your support, we are calling for a kinder, fairer and more effective approach to supporting refugees.


This means standing up for people’s ability to seek safety in the UK no matter how they came here.  It means ensuring people can live in dignity while they wait to hear if they will be granted protection. It means empowering refugees to rebuild their lives and make valuable contributions to their communities.  Be part of the change you want to see.

Young refugee playing table tennis
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