Refugee Action

Refugee Action

@RefugeeAction

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Everyone who’s had to flee their home deserves a chance to live again. Join us to stand up for refugees and people seeking asylum.

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Joined on October 02, 2009
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We looked inside some of the tweets by @RefugeeAction and here's what we found interesting.

Inside 100 Tweets

Time between tweets:
3 hours
Average replies
1
Average retweets
17
Average likes
30
Tweets with photos
5 / 100
Tweets with videos
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Tweets with links
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Mazen, who lives in Bromsgrove and worked as a TV reporter before leaving Syria, is volunteering in his community to collect and deliver prescriptions for his neighbours who can't do so themselves. https://t.co/NmmlVKH4Id

Quoted @RefugeeAction

"You can't make a difference!" Our volunteer Ann disagrees. She gives her time to help refugees settle in Liverpool, and has a unique explanation of how her acts of kindness are part of something bigger. (It involves starfish!⭐️🐠) https://t.co/I7PVsB0T83

This year's #VolunteersWeek is happening in the context of a pandemic which has interrupted so much volunteering. We just wanted to say how much we appreciate the dedication of our volunteers, like Ann below, and how impatient we are to be working with you all again soon! https://t.co/7GgAR3yTOo

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14 hours ago

We’ve been part of the fight against racism for 50 yrs & we’re proud of our impact. But we know we + the wider sector, can and must be better allies. Our blog: https://t.co/0TZPgnl3l5 Today that means using our platform to talk about some amazing organisations [thread]

Boris Johnson must honour his promises to asylum seekers, writes @SHaleGeneva of @RefugeeAction https://t.co/ykNfAFBoNY https://t.co/pGqKhT5zfF

Boris Johnson must honour his promises to asylum seekers, writes @SHaleGeneva of @RefugeeAction https://t.co/ykNfAFBoNY https://t.co/pGqKhT5zfF

No decision = a decision not to help. The crisis isn’t paused while @pritipatel decides whether to help. Take action today to demand an increase in Asylum Support. Email your MP here: https://t.co/eLf6cEJLs6 https://t.co/rrxXQke5Qy

Quoted @RefugeeAction

Right now - at the most critical moment in decades - Asylum Support (£5.39/day) is less than it was 18 years ago. It stopped tracking mainstream benefits in 2008 and hasn't had the £20/week COVID19 increase that Universal Credit has. #StandUpForAsylum https://t.co/GWYn8tE6tG

The Home Office must raise Asylum Support rates by £20 per week - the same Covid-related uplift as Universal Credit - and fix Asylum Support at a rate that allows people to meet essential needs during the pandemic and beyond. #StandUpForAsylum https://t.co/eH7rwNiPdQ

Quoted @RefugeeAction

People seeking asylum live on just £5.39 per day. This amount is based on Home Office calculations that have never made sense, let alone during a pandemic. These living costs could be costing lives. #StandUpForAsylum https://t.co/hG3mf6pp2j

Can you imagine trying to buy all the food, over-the-counter medication, clothes, transport, data for phones and other necessities on £5.39 a DAY? The UK minimum wage - hardly a marker of comfortable living - is £8.72 an HOUR. https://t.co/gS6roc09zv

But, because the Home Office is taking too long to raise the appallingly low Asylum Support rates, the Prime Minister’s guarantees go unhonoured. His cheque, intended for some of the poorest people in our communities, remains unsigned.

Quoted @scotrefcouncil

"The groups that you mention will receive the Home Office funding they need and deserve" PM Boris Johnson when asked by @Stuart_McDonald about protecting asylum seekers, people whose asylum claim have been refused and all who are prohibited from having access to public funds. https://t.co/UuI5tJ2e6Q

On 25 March, @BorisJohnson stood up in parliament and told MPs that during the coronavirus crisis people seeking asylum would “receive the funding they need and deserve”. https://t.co/Kma8SuTutA

Our Chief Executive @SHaleGeneva has written for @TimesRedBox, calling on the @ukhomeoffice to honour the Prime Minister’s assurances to people seeking asylum. #StandUpForAsylum https://t.co/0VW76id25O

"The PM’s guarantees are dangling unhonoured. His cheque, intended for some of the poorest people in our communities, still unsigned." "Home Office Ministers must honour the PM’s assurances, and make this decision at last." @timesredbox @RefugeeAction https://t.co/YT2hJ9LoaA

As well as speaking out we also understand that we must continue to listen and learn, to look at ourselves and the wider charity sector and counter privilege and structural racism in our own work and practices. 6/6

Despite compelling evidence of suffering, our Government has so far chosen to do nothing to increase Asylum Support payments, leaving people to survive on £5.39 a day in a pandemic. If they were predominantly white, would our Government have responded by now? 5/6

We’re deeply concerned by the unequal impact of CV19 on BAME people including the people we help. We note the new report on this and already knew that BAME communities were at greater risk of catching this virus & of dying from it. We need more action to reduce these risks. 4/6

Refugee Action exists to help refugees and people seeking asylum access justice and rebuild their lives. We aim to shift power and give them the space to stand up for their rights. Racism & hate crime are challenges they face. There are many others. We see this structurally. 3/6

Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups in the UK have poorer health outcomes, lower employment levels, less representation in politics - and in charity leadership. We all have a responsibility to tackle these and many other injustices. 2/6

The murder of George Floyd in the United States was caused by racism and white supremacy. Racism is not just a problem in the US. Institutional racism and colonial thinking persists in the UK: in our politics, our agencies, our asylum system – and our charities. 1/6

Black lives matter. Wherever systemic racism threatens them we must stand with the people being repressed. This is central to making the UK a safer, more welcoming place. #BlackOutDay2020

Quoted @RefugeeAction

People seeking asylum live on just £5.39 per day. This amount is based on Home Office calculations that have never made sense, let alone during a pandemic. These living costs could be costing lives. #StandUpForAsylum https://t.co/hG3mf6pp2j

Now more than ever - asking people seeking safety here to survive on £5 a day is not OK (don't forget they're not allowed to work!!). Join the call to increase weekly payments by £20 👇👇👇 https://t.co/dnCnJWxpW3

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