REOPEN SAFE ROUTES TO SAFETY: email your MP to restart resettlement and welcome at least 5,000 refugees a year: https://act.refugee-action.org.uk/page/67081/action/1?ea.tracking.id=qfqy9jch&ea.url.id=4910869&forwarded=true
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:
This week the government made the shocking announcement that they would be increasing the asylum support allowance by just 26p per day.
This falls far short of what we are calling for in our open letter, and is quite frankly insulting to the people we work with who rely on this support and are at risk of destitution.
PLEASE SIGN this open letter to the Home Secretary to protect people seeking asylum during the pandemic: https://act.refugeecouncil.org.uk/campaign/call-home-secretary-priti-patel-protect-people-seeking-asylum-during-pandemic?utm_campaign=202006emailupdateD20EML01&utm_source=rcmailchimp&utm_medium=email#
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
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
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: