Families Belong Together

Right now, unfair rules are keeping refugee families apart. We want to change that and bring #FamiliesTogether.

Where would you be without your family?

Imagine you had been forced to flee your home because of war and became separated from your mother, father, sister or brother. Alone, in a new country, you have to try and rebuild your life without the love and support of your family, all the while worrying about their safety. This is the reality faced by many refugees in the UK.

With the stroke of a pen, Prime Minister Boris Johnson could change the rules.

To help get his attention, over 70 household names from film, TV and the literary world have written to the Prime Minister - but, we need your help too.

Please take action via Amnesty UK or Refugee Council to send the PM a message to change the rules so that refugee families can finally be reunited and move on with their lives.

We have three simple demands to change this:

1

Children need their parents
Child refugees in the UK must have the right to sponsor their close family. This will allow them to rebuild their lives together and integrate into their new community.

2

Fair treatment for young and old
The definition of who qualifies as family to be expanded so that young people who have turned 18 and elderly parents can live in safety with their families in the UK.

3

Bring back legal aid
The reintroduction of legal aid so refugees who have lost everything have the support they need to navigate the complicated process of being reunited with their families.

Muhammed and Amal's story

Muhammed and Amal's story

Muhammed and Amal are from Syria. They fled to Libya with their four children shortly after the conflict began, but they were separated on their journey.

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Without My Mum

Without My Mum

Did your mum ever cut your hair? Everyday family life is wonderful, even the unglamorous bits. But imagine being separated from your children by war and you can’t be there for them.

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Without My Family Report

Without My Family Report

We spoke to refugee children to hear their stories of what it is like to be separated from their families in the UK.

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75,000 call for change

75,000 call for change

We handed in our petition of more than 75,000 people calling for a change to the unfair rules keeping refugee families apart.

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