Refugee Action has recently launched their new asylum system campaign. hvoss supports the campaign and hopes its members, local community groups, organisations and volunteers and partner organisations across Herefordshire will positively and proactively support it.
Stand Up For Asylum
Today, Refugee Action launches the Stand Up For Asylum campaign. Over the next three years, we will be campaigning to reform the current asylum system that, as you know, too often fails those it is meant to protect. It is a system that can leave people destitute and homeless or in squalid accommodation, without the most basic support to live their lives in dignity. A desperate lack of legal support and information also means many are unable to make their case for protection. It is unfair, ineffective and in urgent need of improvement.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. To mark the launch of our campaign, we are publishing our vision for what a fair and effective asylum system would look like. It is a vision of a society that provides all those seeking sanctuary with compassion, a fair decision, essential support and help to rebuild their lives. We have also worked with Huffington Post to publish a series of blogs from people (Ana, Sardasht, Rose) who have been through the system and will be promoting a new video that highlights the true meaning of asylum – safety, security, shelter. Additional campaign content will be shared in the coming weeks.
Under the auspices of this campaign, Refugee Action will be focusing on at least two priority areas each year. For 2019 this will be decision-making (starting in April with the publication of a campaign report looking at the impact of the current process on the wellbeing of people seeking asylum) and right to work (starting in the autumn).
How we can all help: -
Sign up! We cannot succeed alone! If your organisation would like to hear more about this campaign and how you can support, please get in touch with Refugee Action. This will ensure you’re up to date on our plans and invited to future consultation vents where Refugee Action will start shaping other phases of the campaign and identify more ways to be involved.
Many thanks in advance for any support you can give to this campaign.