Write to your MP:
Turn up and speak up for refugees

More than half the world's refugees are children, many of them separated from their families as they flee poverty, war and persecution. But needlessly strict laws in the UK mean many will be prevented from being joined by their parents, brothers, sisters or children. Restrictive government rules are leaving people isolated, traumatised and alone in the UK, knowing that the people they love still face untold dangers in other countries.

Make sure your MP knows that you want them to attend this vital opportunity. Turning up and voting is a simple action they can take that could help transform the lives of those who have been torn apart from the people they love. It is the right thing to do, and a practical way to fight poverty and help people rebuild their lives so they can have safe, happy futures together.

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Where would you be without your family?

We know that refugees who have been through so much are more likely to be able to rebuild their lives and integrate in new communities if they have their families with them. We can reunite families torn apart by war and persecution by making a change to the unfair rules that prevent refugees from being joined by their families in the UK.

By voting the right way on 16 March, your MP can show true leadership and help refugees rebuild their lives in the UK. Fairer rules would stop children having to grow up alone, young women being stranded in war zones, and elderly parents fending for themselves.

Make sure your MP knows that you want them to attend this vital opportunity. Turning up and voting is a simple action they can take that could help transform the lives of those who have been torn apart from the people they love. It is the right thing to do, and a practical way to help people rebuild their lives so they can have safe, happy futures together.

Right now, Oxfam humanitarian teams are on the ground providing vital, life-saving support to refugee families in camps and settlements – but to help families rebuild their lives for good this work is not enough.

 

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