Refugee Crisis

Aylan, the toddler who drowned fleeing Syria, was just three years old. His town was under attack by Isis. His five year old brother and his mum also died trying to reach safety.

Yet our prime minister has just said ‘we won't take any more refugees’. He thinks that most of us don't care.

But 38 Degrees members do care. We don't want Britain to be the kind of country that turns its back as people drown in their desperation to flee places like Syria.

So let's stand up for Britain's long tradition of helping refugees fleeing war.

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  • Refugees are welcome in Brighton and Hove
    Aylan, the toddler who drowned fleeing Syria, was just three years old. His town was under attack by Isis. His five year old brother and his mum also died trying to reach safety. Yet our prime minister has just said ‘we won't take any more refugees’. He thinks that most of us don't care. But 38 Degrees members do care. We don't want Britain to be the kind of country that turns its back as people drown in their desperation to flee places like Syria. So let's stand up for Britain's long tradition of helping refugees fleeing war. Let's show the Prime Minister that we, the people of Brighton and Hove, are proud to do our part and provide refuge to people in their hour of need. Please sign and share, or start your own petition for your town or city here: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/efforts/refugees-welcome
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    Created by Clare Ashdown
  • Refugees Welcome on Wirral
    Because we're human! The people of Syria and other crisis regions need to be offered a safe place, and the UK is in a position to do this, thankfully. Each council and each part of the UK can play it's part by making concrete offers to house a number of families.
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    Created by Oliver Walker
  • Refugees Welcome in Sedgemoor
    This is important to show that the people of Sedgemoor and the United Kingdom as a whole are willing to help desperate people in their time of need. People who have no choice but to flee and protect themselves.
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    Created by Polly Cooper Picture
  • Refugees welcome in Tamworth
    Aylan, the toddler who drowned fleeing Syria, was just three years old. His town was under attack by Isis. His five year old brother and his mum also died trying to reach safety. Yet our prime minister has just said ‘we won't take any more refugees’. He thinks that most of us don't care. But 38 Degrees members do care. We don't want Britain to be the kind of country that turns its back as people drown in their desperation to flee places like Syria. So let's stand up for Britain's long tradition of helping refugees fleeing war. Let's show the Prime Minister that we, the people of the UK, are proud to do our part and provide refuge to people in their hour of need. Please sign and share, or start your own petition for your town or city here:
    375 of 400 Signatures
    Created by Rob Marsden
  • For Aylan
    When a three year old boy washes up on shore because he was trying to flee a country which is smashed by war, humanity must act, all of us, not because of race, religion, borders or anything else but for the safety of children like Aylan http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34133210
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    Created by Jason Ridgway-Taylor
  • Let's match Germany's commitment to offer refuge to Syrians fleeing their country
    Yesterday a dead child's body was washed up on the beach in Turkey, 71 people died of asphyxiation in a van in Austria, hundreds of migrants are fleeing their war torn countries to seek a new life. Thousands of people are running for their lives, let's proudly give them somewhere to run.
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    Created by Susan Secher
  • Refugees Welcome Here
    I cannot sit back and watch the images of the suffering occuring in Europe at the moment, and listen to David Cameron time and time again bluring the boundaries between the issues of migration and the refugees crisis. Not in my name, morally we need to do our part in welcoming these people into our country.
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    Created by Daniel Brant
  • We'll take Syrians into our homes
    Syrian refugees are leaving their beloved country due to the civil war and pressure from Assad and ISIS. Syrian nationals are experiencing persecution and genocide , depending on race and faith. In World War Two Britain offered sanctuary to thousands of Jews fleeing persecution. Once again we should open our country and our homes to these people. This is a global humanitarian crisis. These are not economic migrants: they are refugees of a crisis of which Britain is partly responsible. We owe it to these people, as fellow humans , to extend sanctuary as relief from their suffering. It is purely by chance that they were born in Syria and we in the UK. Were the situation to be reversed we would hope the same from them.
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    Created by Alice Johnston
  • Show humanity and give asylum to refugees
    The world is facing the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War. We need to plan and take humane measures both short and long term to do what is right
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    Created by Janice Illingworth
  • Cameron must accept more asylum seekers
    Britain has paid a part in destabilizing all of these areas. We have a moral imperative to take in refugees from conflict in these regions, albeit at a cost to ourselves and at the Conservative Party's cost to their political popularity. Refusing sanctuary to these asylum seekers enables and legitimizes human trafficking. Britain's current stance of taking so few refugees is a shameful disgrace. Children continue to suffocate and drown while Britain complacently and self-centredly looks the other way.
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    Created by Tessa Roynon
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