You may have noticed that we’ve been sharing an orange heart on social media recently. Here’s why we’re doing it – and why you should get involved.
Wednesday, 28 July, marks the 70th anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention. This treaty sets out in international law our obligation as a country to shelter people fleeing from conflict and persecution. It was drawn up in the aftermath of the Second World War and the horrors of the Holocaust. By signing the Convention, we made a promise to protect refugees.
But 70 years on, the UK Government’s Nationality and Borders Bill threatens to break that promise. If passed, The Bill will undermine the core principles of the Convention by judging a person’s right to refugee protection, not on their need, but on how they travelled to the UK.
We’ve joined Together With Refugees, a coalition of more than 200 UK organisations calling for a fair, humane and effective asylum system.
Will you help us to make a stand?
Show your support for people seeking safety – and your opposition to the Bill – by joining us in sharing an orange heart on social media. This can be an emoji, a Together With Refugees graphic, or a design of your own – the more creative the better.
However you choose to take part, please remember to tag us and use the hashtag #TogetherWithRefugees so we can find and share your posts.
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This post was originally published on Scottish Refugee Council.