Petition calls for #ASaferWay to claim asylum in UK
Join us in signing a new petition calling for #ASaferWay to claim asylum in the UK.
The situation at the UK’s border in Northern France has been worsening for years. People are forced to live in squalid, inhumane conditions. They rely on dangerous journeys to reach friends and family in the UK.
The Covid-19 crisis has only made this worse. The lack of access to water, sanitation and shelter is causing real danger to human lives.
We desperately need new, long-term solutions.
Our friends at Refugee Rights Europe have launched a petition demanding that people be allowed to claim asylum at UK border points – and that the most at-risk individuals be identified and relocated.
It’s safer, and it meets our obligations under human rights law.
“When you are stuck at the UK border your future is one big blank. You feel full of hope, but also full of problems. During the Covid-19 crisis, it is only getting worse. If people could apply at the border, then nobody would risk their life to get here irregularly.” Michael*, former Calais camp resident.
As the UK is faced with the need for long-term solutions, and as the government lays out new ways of working with the EU after Brexit, we’re joining the call for Home Secretary Priti Patel to ensure #ASaferWay.
By doing so, you will be demanding:
- That people are able to make their claims at the UK border points in northern France;
- Identification and accelerated relocation for the most at-risk to make their asylum claims, with all the necessary safeguards in place.
To help us navigate these extremely difficult times, please visit our Emergency Appeals page.