Help protect the right to seek safety
Around the world, the right to seek safety from war, violence and persecution is under threat. Too many people are forced to make life-threatening journeys as they try to find safety.
We cannot stand by and watch this happen. Can you?
Act now, call on world leaders to protect people seeking asylum and their rights.
No one should have to pay with their lives or freedom to reach safety.
Becoming a refugee is not a choice. But how we act towards them, is.
Do you look the other way when you see discrimination, injustice and violations of human rights?
Or do you take action?
people are forcibly displaced around the world.
3 in every 4 refugees
live in low or middle income countries.
people were forced to flee their homes and cross international borders by end of 2022. Most, over 70% are hosted in neighbouring countries.
The need for solidarity with people seeking safety has never been greater
Today, a record number of people have been forced to flee their homes due to wars, violence and persecution. The total number of refugees worldwide rose by a record 35 per cent to reach 34.6 million at the end of 2022.
We are witnessing rising hostility and xenophobia. The politicization of refugees and asylum seekers in many parts of the world is leading to more negative sentiment and harmful consequences for refugees and asylum seekers.
Together we must challenge this narrative and promote a more compassionate world towards refugees and people seeking safety from wars, violence and persecution.
We cannot do it alone. You too can make a difference. Urge global leaders to uphold their moral and legal obligations to help ensure people seeking asylum from war, violence or persecution, can do so without discrimination.
UNHCR’s five key asks of States
The Hope Away from Home campaign establishes five key asks of States with support from UNHCR and partners, to amend policies and introduce new practices so that all people fleeing war, violence and persecution can find and live in safety, without discrimination.
Access to safe territory and preventing people from facing violence or dying along the routes.
Adequate conditions and treatment for refugees in line with human rights, dignity and inclusion.
Accession to the Refugee Convention, lifting reservations and establishing efficient asylum procedures.
Increased access to durable solutions, including resettlement.
Solidarity and support to countries and communities hosting large refugee populations.
Sign the petition to call for urgent action now to help ensure that people fleeing war, violence and persecution can access safe territory, can be swiftly granted refugee status where needed, can live with dignity and can enjoy their rights like healthcare, education and jobs – together with the communities hosting them.