This week saw the launch of the new campaign from Together with Refugees: Fair Begins Here and at Detention Forum we are keen to do all that we can to promote it in the months to come.
The Fair Begins Here campaign is calling for a fair new plan for refugees with:
- Protection for people fleeing war and persecution by upholding the UK’s commitment under international law to the right to claim asylum and by scrapping the Rwanda scheme.
- A proper strategy for welcoming refugees by ensuring fair, rapid decisions on their application for asylum, and the chance to rebuild their lives through settling in a community, being allowed to work and the chance to learn English.
- Stronger global cooperation to tackle the root causes that force people to flee their homes and provides positive solutions when they do, including through safe routes to refugee protection.
And we see our campaign for a supportive environment: a compassionate and practical alternative to detention as fitting in well with this new campaign for a fair new plan for refugees. Do please help us to spread the word!