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refugees

36 petitions

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Petition to Angela Merkel (CDU), Angela Merkel, Theresa May MP, Justin Trudeau, Donald Trump

World leaders: Please act to save our lives in Aleppo

I am one of the very last doctors serving the remaining 300,000 citizens of eastern Aleppo. Atrocities are being committed every day. The Syrian regime and Russian aircraft are systematically targeting civilians and hospitals across the city. We have seen no real effort from President Trump, Chancellor Merkel or Prime Minister May to prevent the criminal attacks against civilians and our hospitals. That is why I've started this petition. World leaders are not listening to my voice alone. Will you join me and make a call so loud they can’t ignore us? For five years, we have borne witness as countless patients, friends and colleagues suffered violent, tormented deaths. For five years, the world has stood by and remarked how ‘complicated’ Syria is, while doing little to protect us. Last month there were 42 attacks on medical facilities in Syria, 15 of which were hospitals in which my colleagues and I work. At this rate, our medical services in Aleppo could be completely destroyed in a month, leaving 300,000 people to die. What pains me and my fellow doctors the most is choosing who will live and who will die. Young children are sometimes brought into our emergency rooms so badly injured that we have to prioritise those with better chances, or simply don’t have the equipment to help them. A few weeks ago, four newborn babies gasping for air suffocated to death after a blast cut the oxygen supply to their incubators. Their lives ended before they had really begun. Despite the horror, we choose to be here. We took a pledge to help those in need. We have a duty to remain and help. All we ask now is for Trump, Merkel, May and other world leaders to do their duty, too. We do not need their tears or sympathy or even prayers, we need them to act. We need them to prove that they are the friends of Syrians. Please join us in our call. Ask world leaders to save the people of Aleppo.

Dr. Hamza Al Khatib
755,013 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Amber Rudd

End Inhumane Homelessness of Refugee Children in Northern France

Refugee children in Northern France have been not only brutally displaced from their home countries by war and terrorism but also shunned by every single European Government and brutalised and in some cases even beaten by police who are “just doing their jobs”. In July 2017, Help4Refugee Children saw a three-year-old with a baton bruise in his face. Every week the police go to the camp and dismantle everything which has been put up, to ensure that, nothing permanent is erected and to prevent the formation of a camp; we heard the heart-breaking story of a mother who when the police came had refused to leave her tent about to be bulldozed and told the police “no, I am not leaving, my baby is inside sleeping” the police officer then said “ok” and took out his pepper spray and sprayed her and the occupants of the tent. There were many, many families, some of them had recently arrived and some had returned to gather following the destruction of the Jungle and the tragic and devastating fire in Dunkirk. The French authorities have played a sinister trick and removed the Jungle, making people believe that the problem is no longer there. However, this is a lie… refugees have not vanished into thin air; They are there, and they live in much worse conditions than we have ever seen.  Everyday that goes past, it's another day which they are suffering. Thank you for your time, please take one minute to sign this petition. In SolidarityThe Help4Refugee Children Team

Help4Refugee Children
8,190 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Theresa May MP, Theresa May, Justine Greening, Philip Hammond

Help the Yazidi women and girls kidnapped by ISIS

My name is Rozin, I'm a 17 year old Yazidi girl living in Coventry. I came here with my family in 2008 when it became too dangerous for us in Iraq. More than 3,000 Yazidi women and girls have been kidnapped by ISIS in Northern Iraq. They have been raped and tortured by their captors. Last week three girls, who managed to escape, visited London and told their stories. Now that we have heard the stories of what is happening to these girls, we must help them. There is a lot that the UK Government can do, that's why I have started this petition. When I hear what has happened to these girls I cry. It is my worst nightmare. I know girls as young as 12 have been taken. If I was there now I would be so so scared. Many girls have managed to escape but they are scattered in refugee camps and getting little help. They are scared and traumatised, some are pregnant. They need medical help, psychological support and rehabilitation. Last year Angelina Jolie came to London and the UK Government held a Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. The Government promised to "provide greater support and protection to survivors of sexual violence, including children". We must ask the UK Government to keep their promise. Germany has offered some help and brought some of the girls there to recover. I am asking Home Secretary Theresa May, Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening, and Foreign Minister Philip Hammond to meet with me and the Yazidi community in the UK and prepare an action plan. These girls may seem far away, but they need our help. Every Yazidi woman and girl living in Iraq and Syria is in danger, the entire community lives in desperation. If no-one speaks up for them who will help them? My dream is to be a lawyer and to spend my life fighting injustice. That starts today. Please sign my petition for the Yazidi girls.

Rozin Khalil
319,141 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Amber Rudd MP

Don’t Send Mohammed Mirzo to Bulgaria – The Mirzo Family Belong Together in Cardiff

The Home Office is poised to tear apart a popular Syrian refugee family by deporting their young son from the family home in Cardiff to Bulgaria - a country criticised by Amnesty International for its vigilante migrant-hunting gangs and failure to protect refugees. I first met Ali Mirzo in 2015 when he volunteered to interpret for child refugees from Syria.  He was still seeking sanctuary himself at that time, but after that he was swiftly granted refugee status and gradually reunited his family, which had been spread across Europe and the Middle East because of the war in Syria, in Cardiff. One of Ali's sons, Mohammed, was separated from the rest of the family aged 16.  He ended up in Bulgaria, where he was left traumatised by abusive treatment from the authorities and the experience of getting lost alone in a forest without food or water.  Mohammed made it to Germany, where he was beaten up by a neo-Nazi gang.  The attackers broke his shoulder, which has still not fully healed, and since then he has suffered from depression.  He eventually made it to Cardiff in April 2017, seeing his beloved mother for the first time in two years, and meeting his newborn baby brother for the first time ever.  The Mirzo family's joy was short-lived. In October 2017 Mohammed was detained at Campsfield Immigration Removal Centre in Oxfordshire.  The Home Office had decided to remove him to Bulgaria rather than assess his refugee claim here on the basis that he travelled through Bulgarua 4 years ago. Thanks to people signing this petition, the media interest and the intervention of Mohammed’s MP, he has been released but he is still under threat of removal.  Ali Mirzo, Mohammed Mirzo's father, says: "We just want the Home Office to see sense and process his claim here, where he is safe and supported by his family, and we are calling on the good people of Cardiff to contact the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd MP, asking her to intervene and let Mohammed stay here." Please Don't Deport Mohammed Mirzo to Bulgaria! The Mirzo Family Belong Together in Cardiff!

Jonathan Cox
42,804 supporters