Who We Are

How we treat refugees reflects who we are. At our best, we are welcoming and kind to those facing difficult times. If any one of us feared for our lives or the lives of our loved ones, we’d want to know that others would help us to safety.

Unfortunately, Britain’s refugee system has become ever-more uncaring, chaotic and costly. Our government is still trying to banish people fleeing persecution to Rwanda, despite the Supreme Court ruling the scheme unlawful. Tens of thousands of people are stuck in limbo waiting for their cases to be processed, separated from their families and barred from working.

Given the chance, we know communities across our country go the extra mile to welcome refugees – opening their homes, volunteering, speaking up, donating. And, given the chance, refugees do so much to enrich our society as they build new lives.

We’re joining with Together With Refugees and Birmingham City of Sanctuary to call for a kinder, more humane approach to refugees – so they can seek safety in the UK, rebuild their lives and make a valuable contribution to our society.

How can we show that Brum is a welcoming city, proud to be a place of sanctuary?

Pop into Peace Hub, throughout February, March and April 2024 to:

  • Read personal stories & find out more;
  • Have your say;
  • See our Orange Heart display, and make your own;
  • Stand up for a kinder, fairer system.

Together With Refugees is a coalition of national and local organisations, refugees living in Britain, and people from all walks of life who believe in showing compassion to people fleeing war, persecution or violence. Thanks to them for sharing many of the words and images used in this theme.

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