This World Refugee Day, we’re standing with friends across the refugee sector and beyond in asking for a fair new plan for refugees – including for children and young people who have been separated from the adults who gave them safety and love.

As proud members of the Together with Refugees coalition, we’re asking the next UK government to commit to:

  • Protection for people fleeing war and persecution by upholding the UK’s commitment under international law to the right to claim asylum and by scrapping the Rwanda scheme.
  • A proper strategy for welcoming refugees by ensuring fair, rapid decisions on their application for asylum, and the chance to rebuild their lives through settling in a community, being allowed to work and the chance to learn English.
  • Stronger global cooperation to tackle the root causes that force people to flee their homes and provides positive solutions when they do, including through safe routes to refugee protection.

Together we can achieve an approach to the asylum system that is that is well managed, fair and compassionate. 

Hannah Williams

20th June 2024