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Each day war forces thousands of families to flee their homes.
People like you, people like me.
To escape the violence, they leave everything behind – everything except their hopes and dreams for a safer future. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency believes all refugees deserve to live in safety.
Add your name to the #WithRefugees petition to send a clear message to decision makers that they must act with solidarity and shared responsibility.
Why your voice matters
The petition will help UNHCR:
-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 support their families.
The campaign continues until a global compact for refugees is adopted in 2018.
We stand together #WithRefugees.
Please stand with us.
A Global Compact for Refugees
The #WithRefugees campaign calls on citizens across the world to support refugee rights and back the New York Declaration, a commitment by the governments of 193 countries to establish a ‘Global Compact for Refugees’. The New York Declaration resulted from an unprecedented United Nations summit, held in September 2016 to address the large movements of refugees and migrants taking place across the world.
On 20 June 2017, World Refugee Day, UNHCR Philippines UNHCR Philippines held a special film screening of a documentary about how Jewish families escaped persecution during the rise of Nazism in Europe and found safe haven in the Philippines.