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Refugee Week – 20-26th June

Nobody leaves their home, possessions and community without good reason.

Refugees from conflict or persecution have legal rights under the UN Refugee Convention. But did you know that people fleeing from droughts, desertification, rising sea levels and floods are not legally recognised as refugees and do not have international legal protection?

Women collecting water

Friends of the Earth believes that we should be reducing the causes that lead to people needing to leave their home, supporting these countries including their ability to better adapt to the climate challenges we are facing and to be welcoming to all refugees who seek protection in the UK. To read more see The Friends of the Earth briefing.

What can I do?

Educate yourself and share what you learn. The Organisation Climate Refugees has plenty of resources to help you deepen your knowledge.

Here is a short clip from Climate Refugee to get you started

Take online action

Powerful UK companies are trashing the environment and wrecking the lives of people overseas through their global supply chains.  Tell Boris Johnson to show global leadership by declaring the UK support an international Loss and Damage fund to compensate communities hit by climate disasters at the earliest possible time.

Donate your pre-loved bike to a refugee in Greater Manchester – find out how here.

Escaping flooding

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