STAND AS ONE WITH REFUGEE FAMILIES

Write a postcard to send to your MP, urging them to help refugees in the UK be reunited with their families. We’ll post it on your behalf.

Right now, millions of people have been forced to flee violence and conflict. Many families have been pushed into poverty, forced to take unsafe routes and torn apart in their search for a safe haven. Those who make it to the UK, find it even harder to be reunited with their loved ones.

In times of trouble, you need your family by your side. You can help refugee families stay together and safe.

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SEND A POSTCARD TO YOUR MP

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Write your postcard

The message below will be posted to your MP. Please add a few words on why you believe refugee families should be reunited.

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Dear MP,
I urge you to support changes to the rules on refugee family reunification. Please help make it easier for families who’ve been torn apart by conflict to be reunited.

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Help writing your postcard

The most powerful thing you can do is to write from the heart. How would you feel if you had to flee your home and got separated from your family? What are your thoughts for the families who’ve been torn apart by conflict?

Just one additional point is enough to make your note personal. You might want to raise one of these specific issues with your MP:

  • Current rules allow adult refugees living in the UK to apply for their family members to join them but this only applies to spouses and children under 18 years old.
  • The UK is currently one of the very few European nations to prevent unaccompanied children who have found safety in the UK from being joined here by their closest relations, even when they are traumatised and in need of the comfort, support and protection best provided by their family.
  • It also means older, dependent children, grandparents or other dependent relatives can’t be reunited with their families.

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