Coalition members call for government to reunite Afghan families

June 28, 2022

A letter signed by coalition members was published in The Times on Saturday 25th June calling for the government to enable Afghan evacuees to reunite with their family members. The letter was signed by: Enver Solomon, CEO, Refugee Council Mike Adamson, chief executive, British Red Cross Dr Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, chief executive, Oxfam GB Sacha Deshmukh,…

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Families Together response to Ukraine Family Scheme

March 29, 2022

By introducing the Ukraine Family Scheme, the government has demonstrated that it is possible to expand existing immigration rules to support refugees to reunite with their loved ones – where there is the political will. The Ukraine Family Scheme expands an existing family visa route, which allows the family members of British nationals and people…

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House of Lords Committee Stage Briefing NBB

January 21, 2022

This briefing focuses on the provisions about the asylum system set out in Part 2- Clause 11 and in Part 5- Clause 69. The differential treatment outlined in clause 11 punishes refugees based on the way that they arrived in the UK. UNHCR has stated that the creation of Group 2 refugees is discriminatory and…

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House of Lords Second Reading Briefing for NBB

January 14, 2022

The deaths of 27 people in the channel on the 24th of November 2021 was a stark reminder ofthe desperate situation people looking for safety find themselves in. No one chooses to crossthe channel, the busiest shipping lane in the world, unless they have no other option. They havefled their home countries fleeing war, violence,…

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Families Together Statement on Channel Tragedy

November 25, 2021

Yesterday we received the devastating news that a small boat with 34 people had capsized in the channel. 27 of those on board lost their lives. 2 people are in a critical condition and at least one person is still missing. These are men, women and children who were trying to reach the UK to…

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Baroness Ludfords Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill Passes its Second Reading

September 13, 2021

On Friday afternoon, the 10th of September, the second reading of Baroness Ludford’s Refugees (Family Reunion) bill passed its second reading in the house of Lords. The ongoing crisis in Afghanistan has highlighted the vital importance of the measures in the bill, which seek to ensure that more refugees can be joined by family members…

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Write to your MP

July 9, 2021

This template has been created to enable you to write to your MP to ask them to stand with us and stand up for refugee families so that they can be together again and live a life in safety in the UK If you have personal experience of family reunion, feel free to add your…

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