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Ukraine update

9 Mar 22

The situation in Ukraine is heart-breaking and enraging.  The scenes and reports of destruction and death make us all despair – especially the disaster emerging in Mariupol where civilians cannot even access clear water.  The fact that this is happening in the first place fills...

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Ukraine & how 38 Degrees supporters are trying to help

2 Mar 22

Russia’s decision to invade Ukraine is shocking and horrifying. Seeing scenes of destruction, knowing that a wave of death and misery is sweeping the country, is enraging, distressing, and numbing. The reaction of the international community has been powerful, with sanctions imposed and aid starting...

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Let refugee children live safely with their families

5 Mar 18

Refugee children who flee war torn countries and terror are facing life in the UK alone, thousands of miles from their parents. Right now they don’t have the right to bring their families to live with them in the UK. [1] Families are being broken up by...

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How MPs voted: 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children

26 Apr 16

Here’s the list of how MPs voted on the ‘Dubs’ amendment to bring 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children to be with their families in the UK. 276 MPs voted to allow the children in, but 294 voted to block them entering the UK. Some MPs abstained – which means...

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3,000 refugee children who are stuck abroad despite their closest family having been accepted here as refugees

21 Apr 16

Ahmed is an 11 month old baby, and a refugee from war-torn Syria. For two months he had to survive without his mum before our government would allow him to join her in the UK. [1] Right now, 3,000 refugee children are stuck in this...

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Win! Rob Lawrie is spared from prison

23 Feb 16

Today, compassion wins: aid-worker Rob Lawrie is not going to prison. Over 50,000 of us believed Rob shouldn’t be treated as a criminal for trying to rescue a four-year-old refugee from Calais – but as an ordinary man trying to do the right thing.Today, a...