No Dad Jokes Without Dad

September 29, 2023

Coalition members, Refugee Council and City of Sanctuary, are collecting the UK’s favourite dad jokes to raise awareness of refugee children who are separated from their dads because of the UK’s unfair family reunion laws.  Whether your dad told the worst jokes, or you’re the joker in your family, now is your chance to put…

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Refugee Council and Help for Heroes write to Immigration Minister

August 14, 2023

Enver Solomon and James Needham, the CEOs of the Refugee Council and veterans’ charity Help for Heroes, have jointly written to the Immigration Minister, Robert Jenrick, calling on the Home Office to put in place a system to reunite Afghan families separated during the UK government’s evacuation effort, Operation Pitting.  Afghans who were evacuated without…

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Primary school pupils write to their MPs

March 20, 2023

Children at primary schools in the West Midlands and the North West sent Mother’s Day cards to their MPs this week calling on the government to change the Immigration Rules so that refugee children can safely reunite with their parents in the UK. At St Dunstan’s primary school in Birmingham, more than 150 mums, grandmas…

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100 charities call on government to reunite Afghan families

January 17, 2023

More than 100 charities and activists have signed a letter calling on the prime minister to facilitate the resettlement of family members of thousands of Afghans evacuated to the UK. The letter was coordinated by Safe Passage, in partnership with the Families Together coalition and the Refugee Council.  Beth Gardiner-Smith, the chief executive of Safe…

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Thousands urge Government to allow refugee children to reunite with their parents

March 17, 2022

Representatives from the Refugee Council, Amnesty International UK and refugees representing the VOICES Network[1], posed for photos outside the Prime Minister’s residence holding placards reading,’36,500 believe families belong together.’ Every day, refugee families are torn apart by war and terror – during the brutality of conflict or in the urgency of fleeing a warzone. After…

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Addis’s Story

September 6, 2021

Addis arrived in the UK in 2008 as an asylum seeker from Eritrea. She had left behind her husband and her 5-year-old daughter back home. She received a positive decision on her asylum case about 3 months ago, 13 years after her initial application. During the waiting period, Addis was left to rely on charities…

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