68.5 million people, from all across the globe, have been forcibly displaced from their homes—more than at any point in history. People are fleeing the effects of climate change, poverty, violence, and war, but they want what we all want: a safe place to call home, happiness and peace for their families. And there are things we can all do.
People seeking asylum and refugee status are our neighbours, friends, and family. And when someone in our community needs us, we all pitch in, we all…cone together.
We don’t have all the answers, but we think we know how we can begin. Will you stand with us? Together we can ensure safety and security for some of the most vulnerable people in the world.
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Did you know our Home Office is locking up thousands of people as part of their nightmare system of immigration detention? People are being routinely and inhumanely held in prison-like conditions with no idea when they’ll be released, even though it’s proven that immigration detention is harmful. But instead of using humane and effective alternatives, the Home Office has been trying to expand its nightmare system.
Join us in calling on Priti Patel to End Inhumane Detention. Sign the Petition!
Dear Home Secretary,
The UK’s system of immigration detention is inhumane and unjust. Basic rights are being denied to thousands of people locked up every year with no due process and no limit on how long they can be held.
This cruel and inhumane treatment of people has no place in a fair and just immigration system. You must immediately take steps to end it.
The challenges and opportunities are shared across borders, so we need greater cooperation between allied organisations and countries to make our communities thrive. This includes:
We need national policies that protect the right to asylum and advance human rights and dignity, including:
We believe we have far more in common than that which divides us, so we'll be working to support understanding and awareness between locals and newcomers. Let’s melt barriers.
Did you know that people seeking asylum in the UK are banned from working? We don't think that makes any sense. Waiting isn’t working aims to give people seeking asylum the right to work in the UK. Join us and demand action today.
Together for Refugees petitioned the EU for Refugee Rights
We’ve teamed up with our friends at The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN) to start the Ice Academy programme, an innovative model which works with people to develop their business ideas along with entrepreneurship training, mentoring and part-time employment. The programme works with people to build some of the practicalities needed to start a business; like access to finance, networks and the tools needed to put their creative ideas into action.
At Ben & Jerry’s, we’re always dreaming up ways to bring the most euphoric Fairtrade ingredients together. Like with our new Cone Together- it unites our delicious Fairtrade vanilla ice cream with an explosion of chocolatey covered waffle cone pieces and a whirling swirl of salted caramel. And the best part? Cone Together is supporting a more welcoming world because if a flavour like this can Cone Together, maybe we all can, too.
A portion of the proceeds from each tub of Cone Together will go towards our partner NGOs across Europe that are working for change.
Refugee Action is a national charity that supports refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK. Our vision is that refugees and people seeking asylum will be welcome in the UK. They will get justice, live free of poverty and be able to successfully rebuild their lives.
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and in 26 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people
TERN Founded in 2016, The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN) supports and empowers refugees to realise their potential, fulfil their aspirations and develop their own businesses.