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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  • Banton
    Refugees Welcome in North Lanarkshire
    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
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  • High Wycombe
    Refugees Welcome in High Wycombe
    **We have submitted our petition to the Council and have asked for a follow-up meeting before they give us a formal response.** Dear Councillors Welcoming the stranger: Council meeting agenda on 5 October 2015 You must be as appalled as we are by the suffering of so many refugees. With this letter, we shall be presenting a petition asking the Council to invite 50 refugee families to the Wycombe area. Your immediate reaction, as responsible councillors, is likely to be concern as to how you could look after these people. We wish to assure you that you will have our support in doing so: - 120 members of the group “High Wycombe – Donations for Refugees” have offered to act as mentors/befrienders to new arrivals, helping them to settle in, to navigate in unfamiliar surroundings and to integrate into the local community. - Some of the High Wycombe - Donations for Refugees group have experience as teachers of English as a second or foreign language and would help with English tuition. - We are in the process of compiling a list of private landlords who would be happy to let accommodation to refugees. There are also private individuals willing to share their homes with refugees, but we understand that this runs counter to Government policy. Wycombe 38 Degrees have expressed support for this cause; they too would be keen to engage with you to find ways of providing practical assistance and public support for refugees who may be settled in the Wycombe area. Some people have expressed concern about accepting refugees as a purely economic cost and burden on already stretched public services. These would undoubtedly be factors to consider in determining how many people we could take. On the other hand, many commentators have expressed the view that many of the refugees currently reaching Europe are educated, experienced and economically very motivated people. Rather than seeing refugees as always a burden, we think that, quite apart from the urgent need to stand up for compassionate British values, there could be long-term economic benefits to our local community in accepting refugees. The precept “Do as you would be done by” is common to Christianity and Islam: we have only to imagine ourselves living in a refugee camp to know the decent, moral course of action for us to take now. Whether or not we follow a religion, we are all called to be human(e) beings: this crisis is truly a test of British humanity. We very much hope for a positive, compassionate response at the Council meeting on 5 October and look forward to hearing from you after that. Yours sincerely Stephanie Rybak (Dr) On behalf of High Wycombe – Donations for Refugees
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  • Windsor
    Refugees Welcome in Windsor and Maidenhead
    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 Windsor and Maidenhead, 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 Niamh Eastabrook
  • Kingston upon Thames
    Refugees Welcome in Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
    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
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    Created by Katie Przybyl Picture
  • Cambridge
    Refugees Welcome in Cambridge and South Cambs
    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
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    Created by Mark Freeman Picture
  • Croydon
    Refugees Welcome in Croydon
    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
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    Created by Alana McCarthy Picture
  • Milton Keynes
    Refugees Welcome in Milton Keynes
    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
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    Created by Susan Brinklow
  • Stirling
    Refugees Welcome in Stirling
    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
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    Created by Dawn Henshaw
  • London
    Refugees Welcome in Tower Hamlets
    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
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    Created by Brother Barnabas-Francis MacPhail
  • Southwark
    Refugees Welcome in Southwark
    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
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    Created by Mary Paterson Picture