As we were preparing to vote for the country’s future last week, Monday saw World Refugee Day
launch its #WithRefugees petition
to send a message to governments that they must work together and do their fair share for refugees.
The #WithRefugees petition will be delivered to UN headquarters in New York ahead of the UN High Level Meeting on Refugees and Migrants, scheduled for 19 September.
The petition asks governments to:
• Ensure every refugee child gets an education.
• Ensure every refugee family has somewhere safe to live.
• Ensure every refugee can work or learn new skills to make a positive contribution
to their community. Doesn’t sound unreasonable, does it?
As you know, an increasing number of refugees and migrants have been making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean sea in a desperate attempt to reach Europe.