New video calls on Government to reunite refugee families - Refugee Council

New video calls on Government to reunite refugee families

Right now, unfair rules in the UK are keeping refugee families apart. Many refugees are not allowed to reunite with their families in the UK and for those who can, it only extends to their partner and their children.

Most shockingly of all, when children arrive alone in the UK, they cannot reunite with any family members. Not even their parents.

We want to change these rules so that refugee families can reunite in safety. 

We have released a new campaign film this Christmas that shows the human cost of the government’s restrictive family reunion policy.

Watch and share the film to support our campaign to reunite refugee families.

The film was created by BAFTA award-winning filmmaker and Syrian refugee Hassan Akkad and edited by Ayman Alhussein. The narrators are:

Khadeja Alamary – Pickwell Foundation ambassador and Syrian refugee
Dr Waheed Arian – author, NHS doctor and former Afghan refugee
Michael Rosen – children’s author

Footage was contributed by Together Now and the Pickwell Foundation.