Every Refugee Matters

We want to see a more compassionate way to support refugees. Stand with us.

When terms like refugee and asylum seeker are stripped away, we’re left with who someone really is: a person with hopes and dreams, just like you or me.

As people from Ukraine, and around the world, are forced to flee their homes, there has never been a more important time to show your support for people in search of safety.

Join us and stand up to say: we need a kinder and more compassionate way to support refugees.

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Our policy calls

The government is overhauling the asylum system. And as they do, we urge them to create a fairer and more effective approach to how we treat people seeking refuge in the UK.

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Our CEO reacts to the Nationality and Borders Bill

We believe a person’s need for protection and, therefore, their ability to claim asylum should be judged on the dangers they have faced and not on how they enter the UK..

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The changes we want to see in the asylum system

Members of the VOICES network stand outside Parliament holding 'Every Refugee Matters' signs

The UK public is in favour of welcoming refugees – let’s not make people’s journeys to safety even harder

New British Red Cross research reveals an outpouring of solidarity in a crucial week for asylum reforms

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5 things women want to change about the asylum system

Women going through the asylum system on how it can be improved

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"Government must make the Nationality and Borders Bill more humane"

British Red Cross chief executive Mike Adamson asks the UK government to better support refugees entering the country - wherever in the world they've come from

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'We are VOICES' - listen to our award-winning podcast

The Red Cross is calling for a more compassionate way to treat refugees and people seeking asylum. Hear why this matters from 12 experts by experience: the refugees and asylum seekers who tell their stories through our podcast series. 

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