Fleeing conflict, persecution and chronic natural disasters, more than 65 million people (half of whom are children) remain displaced. Against this backdrop, too many are confronted with growing xenophobia, divisive political rhetoric on asylum and migration issues and challenges to theirsafety and security.

RfP has partnered with the United Nations Refugee Agency to expand the #WithRefugees campaign.

The campaign seeks to promote understanding, compassion and political will to ensure that refugees and migrants have protection, shelter and the chance to live better and more sustainable lives.

Specifically, the campaign has at its core a petition calling on world leaders to ensure that:

  • Every refugee child has an education.
  • Every refugee family has somewhere safe to live.
  • Every refugee can work or learn skills to make a positive contribution to their

Signed petitions from around the world were delivered to the United Nations prior to their 19 September 2016 High-level Plenary on addressing mass movements of refugees and migrants. The campaign continues until a global compact for refugees is signed in 2018.

Your help is needed.

It’s not too late to show your support, Click here to sign the UNHCR #WithRefugees petition.

Furthermore you can watch a webcast of a high-level UN-event on “Upholding the Responsibility to Protect: The Indispensable Role of Religious Leaders in Preventing Atrocity Crimes”, co-organized by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See, the Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect and the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. ECRL council member Imam Yahya Pallavicini participated.