68.5 million people, from all across the globe, have been forcibly displaced from their homes—more than at any point in history. People are fleeing the effects of climate change, poverty, violence, and war, but they want what we all want: a safe place to call home, happiness and peace for their families. And there are things we can all do.
People seeking asylum and refugee status are our neighbours, friends, and family. And when someone in our community needs us, we all pitch in, we all…cone together.
We don’t have all the answers, but we think we know how we can begin. Will you stand with us? Together we can ensure safety and security for some of the most vulnerable people in the world.
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The challenges and opportunities are shared across borders, so we need greater cooperation between allied organisations and countries to make our communities thrive. This includes:
We need national policies that protect the right to asylum and advance human rights and dignity, including:
We believe we have far more in common than that which divides us, so we'll be working to support understanding and awareness between locals and newcomers. Let’s melt barriers.
Refugee Action is a national charity that supports refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK. Our vision is that refugees and people seeking asylum will be welcome in the UK. They will get justice, live free of poverty and be able to successfully rebuild their lives.
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and in 26 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people
Lift the Ban is a national coalition of organisations campaigning for people seeking asylum, and their adult dependants, to have the right to work, unconstrained by the shortage occupation list after six months of applying for asylum, or making a further submission. We want people who have risked everything to find safety in our country to have the best chance of contributing to our society and integrating into our communities.
asylum matters works in partnership locally and nationally to improve the lives of refugees and people seeking asylum through social and political change. By mobilising and coordinating local, regional and national advocacy work, we aim to increase the impact of campaigns to secure improvements to asylum policy and practice.
We’ve teamed up with our friends at The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN) to start the Ice Academy programme, an innovative model which works with people to develop their business ideas along with entrepreneurship training, mentoring and part-time employment. The programme works with people to build some of the practicalities needed to start a business; like access to finance, networks and the tools needed to put their creative ideas into action.