Speak up for refugees during the election campaign

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16 May 2017

In the run up to this year’s General Election you have the chance to make a difference to the lives and futures of refugees by making your voice heard.

Candidates from all political parties in your local area will be campaigning hard to try and win as many votes as possible and you may have the chance to meet them face to face and find out what their views are on welcoming refugees.

Will you use this unique chance to speak up for refugees? Take action now.

Together with Refugee Action and Scottish Refugee Council, we’re asking you to join us by calling on parliamentary candidates to demonstrate their commitment to ensuring Britain remains a welcoming place of safety.

Whether you’ve got a couple of minutes, half an hour or an evening to spare, we’ve suggested several different ways you can help.

Find out how you can help here.


Throughout history, the UK has been a safe haven for people fleeing some of the world’s most appalling conflicts and regimes.

We’re proud that 10,000 Jewish children found refuge here through the Kindertransport scheme during the Second World War; we’re proud that Britain was there for Uganda’s Asians during their escape from brutal dictator Idi Amin, and we’re proud that Britain will offer a safer future to 20,000 Syrian men, women and children during their hour of greatest need.

Today we’re asking for your help to ensure the UK continues this life saving work.

Find out how you can take action to help refugees here.