No-one should be made to share a room, let alone a bed, with a stranger. But sadly, during the coronavirus pandemic, people seeking asylum are being forced to share rooms, and sometimes even beds.
Will you sign our urgent letter to the Home Secretary Priti Patel calling for immediate protection for vulnerable people during this Covid 19 pandemic? https://act.refugeecouncil.org.uk/campaign/call-home-secretary-priti-patel-protect-refugees-during-pandemic?utm_campaign=202005emailwarmD20EML01&utm_source=rcmailchimp&utm_medium=email#
The Home Office must urgently increase weekly Asylum Support payments by £20. While people wait – often months and sometimes years – for a decision on their asylum claim, they are effectively banned from working and forced to rely wholly on an allowance called asylum support. It provides them with only £37 a week (£5.39 per day). Please email your MP. https://act.refugee-action.org.uk/page/59805/action/1?ea.tracking.id=cnwezniu&ea.url.id=4693372&forwarded=true
With the nation in lockdown, many victims of domestic abuse are trapped with their abusers and isolated from support. Rates of domestic abuse are increasing by the day. Yesterday, the government announced funding to try to tackle the problem, but their plans imply don’t go far enough to protect survivors. Please sign the petition today to ask the government to give hotel rooms to survivors of domestic abuse: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/help-domestic-abuse-survivors-during-the-coronavirus-crisis
INCREASE THE WEEKLY ASYLUM ALLOWANCE
It doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from, what the colour of your skin is, what your religion is, or your sexuality – the coronavirus crisis is affecting all of us.
In times like these, we have to come together to recognise our shared humanity.
Please join us to call on the government to increase asylum support by £20 per week, in line with increases to Universal Credit. https://action.freedomfromtorture.org/increase-weekly-asylum-allowance-sign-petition?utm_campaign=326437_20EA24_20EA24/N&utm_source=fftml&utm_medium=email&prefilled=1#
I just signed the petition “Mears Housing: Don’t Cut Us Off – Mears: Install WiFi Internet in all Asylum Housing!” and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name. Please read more and sign the petition here:
URGENT! KEEP REUNITING CHILD REFUGEES WITH THEIR FAMILIES AFTER BREXIT. Here is the update on this: https://www.change.org/p/urgent-keep-reuniting-child-refugees-with-their-families-after-brexit/u/25936938?cs_tk=AtrC0S4axCzhAeYccl4AAXicyyvNyQEABF8BvF8cguyfEStlsVIEbhmAILs%3D&utm_campaign=cc9fa989fa654b9ba236ee68068bdf49&utm_content=initial_v0_3_1&utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_update&utm_term=cs
BLIND JAMAICAN MAN WITH NO CONVICTIONS DETAINED AND DENIED HOSPITAL CARE FOLLOWING ACCIDENT
Here is the link: https://www.change.org/p/stop-all-charter-flight-mass-deportations-to-jamaica-other-commonwealth-countries-jamaica50/u/25805023?cs_tk=ArGV-X1HxCzhAXInWl4AAXicyyvNyQEABF8BvCDk6LDTHy3ssdnf6Fepu2g%3D&utm_campaign=75aaa5fa6b124c08a4c523a33511340f&utm_content=promoted_petitions_v0_0_1&utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_update&utm_term=cs
PLEASE TAKE ACTION: WRITE TO YOUR MP – WATERING DOWN OF WINDRUSH LESSONS LEARNED REPORT –
UPDATE ON: Stop all charter flight deportations to Jamaica and other Commonwealth countries
Here is the link to the latest update:
UPDATE ON SAMET:
Here is a link to the latest update on Samet’s leave to stay. Please click on read full update and sign the petition. https://www.change.org/p/save-my-foster-son-samet-he-is-family/u/25642267?cs_tk=AgsTb8X5xCzhAVXKLl4AAXicyyvNyQEABF8BvDTdgPCDm2Z7D1NYin5–XU%3D&utm_campaign=1a9c442b31de467f95d6fc5f3a3dcb66&utm_content=initial_v0_2_0&utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_update&utm_term=cs
CHILD REFUGEES IN THE UK:
For child refugees in the UK, safety can come at a heavy price. Many have been forced to leave behind not only their homes, but also their families, as children fleeing conflict can often get separated from their parents and siblings. Here is a link to an Amnesty petition to help these children: https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/home-secretary-reunite-refugee-families?mi_u=1532627
Last year, Simba suffered a stroke that left him in a coma and paralysed on his left side. When he woke up, Sheffield Teaching Hospital presented him with a bill for £93,000 for the life saving treatment he had been given. He already had a bill of about £7,000 before the stroke. Simba has lived in the UK for most of his life, but because of his immigration status he is being charged for NHS care. Sign the petition to support Simba and his demands!
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