Asylum Matters is proud to be part of a new coalition, Together With Refugees, that has today launched new research on the impact of the UK Government’s proposed asylum reforms. The research shows that two in every three women and children that the UK would accept as refugees now would be turned away in future under the Government’s New Plan for Immigration. The findings also show that women and children make up half of people currently accepted as refugees each year in the UK.
Polling released by Together with Refugees reveals that two in three people in the UK (64%) agree that we should protect refugees fleeing war and persecution, demonstrating that the Government’s plans do not have public support.
Together With Refugees is a coalition of more than 200 national and local organisations, refugees and people from all walks of life who believe in showing compassion to refugees fleeing war and persecution. The coalition was founded by Asylum Matters, British Red Cross, Freedom from Torture, Refugee Action, Refugee Council and Scottish Refugee Council.
The coalition is calling for a better approach to supporting refugees that: allows people to seek safety in the UK, no matter how they came here; ensures people can live in dignity while they wait to find out if they will be granted protection; and enables refugees to rebuild their lives and make valuable contributions to their communities. It also wants the UK to work with other countries to do its bit to help people forced to flee their homes.
Find out more and join the campaign at www.togetherwithrefugees.org.uk