Refugees Welcome

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.

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  • Edinburgh
    Refugees Welcome in Edinburgh
    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: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/efforts/refugee-crisis
    2,845 of 3,000 Signatures
    Created by Linda Craig Picture
  • Refugees Welcome in Oxford/Oxfordshire
    We don't want Britain to be the kind of country that turns its back as people drown in their desperation to flee from war and persecution. Let's show the Prime Minister & our local authorities that we, the people of Oxford/Oxfordshire, are proud to do our part and provide refuge to people in their hour of need. NOTE: Visit Oxford City of Sanctuary website to learn more & get involved!
    2,683 of 3,000 Signatures
    Created by Emma Jones
  • Norwich
    Refugees Welcome in Norwich.
    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: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/efforts/refugees-welcome
    2,250 of 3,000 Signatures
    Created by Peter Watson Picture
  • Brighton
    Refugees Welcome in Brighton
    Not 'solving the problem' as our prime minister thinks is no excuse for not helping those in need. And if he thinks that most of us don't care we have to prove him wrong. We 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: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/efforts/refugee-crisis
    2,057 of 3,000 Signatures
    Created by Eva Mathis Picture
  • Swansea
    Welcome 20 Syrian families in Swansea
    This is very important because the situation in Syria is disastrous and the number of people who are killed and dispersed is similar to the second world war. Britain generally, Wales and Swansea specifically has along and proud tradition of providing refuge at times of crisis. EU countries have agreed on a quota of 60,000 Syrian refugees to be accepted in each country. Germany has taken 30,000 so far. Where are we in this? Only 187 Syrian people has been accepted so far. People there are killed by three large armies. The government army supplied by Russian artillery, the Isis terrorists groups, and also the American warplanes which is targeting civilian's area anonymously in its search for the Isis and killing the innocent civilians who live there. Most refugees have witnessed horrific violence and many have seen their homes destroyed by bombs or have lost family members. Thousands of Syrians flee their country every day. They often decide to finally escape after seeing their neighbourhoods bombed or family members killed. For all the reasons mentioned above we have to take part in welcoming the most vulnerable refugees in the word, of which the Syrians make the largest part of.
    1,847 of 2,000 Signatures
    Created by Nada Najar Picture
  • Refugees Welcome in Hertfordshire
    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. The government's Relocation Scheme will give money to local councils to welcome Syrian refugees in their area. We just have to get organised and ask for it.
    1,640 of 2,000 Signatures
    Created by Simon Grover
  • Dornie
    Refugees Welcome in the Highlands
    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 said ‘we won't take any more refugees’. He thinks that most of us don't care. But we 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. Last night, thanks to public pressure, David Cameron started to back-track - he’s thinking of allowing more Syrian refugees into the country. He’s due to make a big speech about his plans in Parliament on Monday, so it’s really important to grow local campaigns as big as possible in the next 48 hours. If we can show that people across the country welcome refugees, then it will be really hard for David Cameron not to commit to doing all he can when he speaks on Monday. So let's stand up for Scotland's long tradition of helping refugees fleeing war. Let's show the Prime Minister that we, the people of the Highlands are proud to do our part and provide refuge to people in their hour of need.
    1,608 of 2,000 Signatures
    Created by Iain Morrison
  • Nottingham
    Refugees Welcome in Nottingham
    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 Nottingham, are proud to do our part and provide refuge to people in their hour of need. David Cameron is forgetting that these are not simply "swarms of migrants" but human beings who deserve a chance at a better life for themselves and their families. We as an area and a nation need to help the people of Syria and show that we are not indifferent to the sufferings of others. Please sign and share, or start your own petition for your town or city here: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/efforts/refugees-welcome
    1,364 of 2,000 Signatures
    Created by Roseanna Wain
  • Sheffield
    Refugees Welcome in Sheffield
    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 Sheffield, are proud to do our part and provide refuge to people in their hour of need.
    1,357 of 2,000 Signatures
    Created by Angela Argenzio
  • York
    Give a home to asylum seekers in York
    Thousands of migrants are dying and risking their lives trying to reach Europe daily. Many governments and people are closing their eyes to the problem, and are afraid of the consequences of taking progressive and positive action. This surely can't be the answer. The national press rarely provides details of individual stories of migrants - no names, no faces. The de-humanisation of whole families who may have faced torture or starvation is happening right in front of us, and still their stories are presented simply as deaths, arrests or statistics by the media. After days or weeks of journeying, and with their worldly possessions totalling what little they can carry, it is shameful that these people should be turned away from countries where so many possess second TV sets and cars. After sending an email request to York City staff member and Assistant Director for Communities and Culture Charlie Croft, who is apparently the relevant councillor on refugee issues, asking him to consider ways of helping those seeking asylum, he stated that York was not a designated dispersal area to receive refugees but that York houses refugees who come from these dispersal areas if they have leave to remain. Clearly he did not intend to be proactive. I hope this petition will encourage York City Council to commit to devising the infrastructure to help a set number of those seeking asylum. I remember a UK that successfully received refugees from the Balkans in the 1990s and before that from Vietnam. We have the skills and experience and we have the people and organisations who will support this. Please write to York City Council to put the pressure on and ask to share our wealth and give people a new future.
    1,332 of 2,000 Signatures
    Created by Alice Lodge