I welcome refugees September solidarity month

Every day, all over the world, people make one of the most difficult decisions of their lives: to leave their country in search of a better, safer life. The refugee crisis needs kindness like never before. Join us for a month of actions and events in solidarity with refugees.

Solving the global refugee crisis starts with each and every one of us making one simple personal commitment to help, to stand together and fight back against a divided and dangerous world.

I Welcome Refugees Network

As a member of this network you will take action for refugee rights and call on governments to protect refugees through meaningful responsibility-sharing. Solving the global refugee crisis starts with just three words: I WELCOME REFUGEES. And it starts with you. Join us!


We rely on donations from people like you. Amnesty International does not accept funding for our campaigning work from governments or political organisations. This financial independence means we are free to campaign with objectivity and impartiality and to defend human rights around the world.

Become a member

Our members make change possible. They’re the people we call on when human rights are under attack. Their actions, big and small, put pressure on governments, institutions and decision-makers to do the right thing. As a member, you’ll receive our welcome pack, a copy of our Wire Ireland magazine, newsletters, updates and plenty of opportunities to take action against human rights abuses. You’ll also have a vote at annual conference, an opportunity to shape the future of the movement.

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