QCEA: Write to your MEP

2015 Sept 6 Fortress EuropeWrite to your MEP: Between January and September 2015 an estimated 2,400 people have drowned in the Mediterranean whilst trying to reach Europe.

We CAN choose loving and effective responses

A tiny proportion of the world’s people have no choice but to flee oppression and war. We have seen many die and many more face mistreatment and violence. If our governments used the European institutions for what they are really for, they could solve this problem through cooperation.

The military response

Instead, governments of every EU country have unanimously agreed upon a military operation, called EUNAVFOR MED, the aim of which is to prevent people from arriving in Europe by boat. This operation is currently in phase 1. This phase involves gathering information on people smuggling in the Mediterranean, and already includes the UK’s HMS Enterprise. Continue reading “QCEA: Write to your MEP”

38 Degrees petitions – Refugees Welcome

38-degreesPlease sign this petition to say that you agree that refugees should be welcome in Oxford(shire): https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/refugeesoxford 

and Leicestershire: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/refugees-welcome-in-leicester

and find your area here: https://home.38degrees.org.uk/?s=refugees+welcome

and this petition: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/105991



Dear Prime Minister, We welcome the Government’s acceptance of Syrian refugees in Britain. But could we not take more? People in this country do care and there are thousands of British families who would give a temporary home to those in severe need. Please allow those of us here who are willing to host a refugee or family to do so.

Why is this important?

What is happening in Syria today, with several million of its population refugees, hundreds of thousand dead, injured and having suffered terribly, including torture, rape and chemical bombing, is in a country barely 4 hours flight from Britain.

People in Britain care and in the past have supported those in similar situations in much larger numbers – Jews, East African Asians, Vietnamese – yet barely a few hundred Syrians are being allowed to come to this country.

It is clear that the situation in the camps in Lebanon and Jordan is causing great suffering and enormous pressures upon those countries. Please allow British families to offer to host Syrians, at least on temporary visas until the conflict is settled.

Ten Thousand Homes for Syrian Refugees

2015 September 10000 homesThe Refugee Crisis

The Syrian refugee crisis is one of the worst since the Second World War. Over 2.5 million people are currently living in abject conditions in camps in neighbouring Lebanon and Jordan. Over 1 million of these refugees are children. Many are suffering from hunger, disease and the trauma of losing loved ones.

Now is the time for the people of Britain to speak: to stand up as they did in 1938/9 when the world faced a huge refugee crisis caused by Hitler’s genocidal policies towards the Jews and others.  75 years ago, ordinary Britons did extraordinary things: they opened their homes, and hearts, to the suffering children of Nazi Europe.

We are now calling on the generosity of the British people in the same way. Would you be willing to offer a home to a vulnerable Syrian refugee? This would be a temporary solution to desperate need. Continue reading “Ten Thousand Homes for Syrian Refugees”