Imagine how you would feel if you lost your home, your family, and your friends. Today, more and more people all over the world find themselves in this situation. Refugees are being forced to run for their lives due to war, violence and persecution. Over half are children. They rely on the kindness of strangers to help them rebuild their lives in safety.

For decades, Americans of many political stripes have welcomed refugees. But now, our country appears to be more divided than ever before. How can we unite behind our common humanity to once more welcome refugees?

When intimidated by the state of the world, some build a taller wall; We build a larger table.

Amnesty International is calling on our supporters to develop communities in support of refugees across the United States. We can build a movement of people uniting to welcome refugees in their own ways.

Here’s how you can help:


Sign our pledge, case petition and submit a selfie to show solidarity with refugees


Join an event to encourage others to welcome refugees in your hometown


Get your friends and family together to pass a welcoming resolution and sponsor a refugee

Together, we can lead the way by doing something concrete to welcome refugees in our community. Even the smallest action makes a difference in people’s lives. You might be just one person, but change starts with you.

Your voice is powerful, and the resources provided on this website are designed to help you harness that power.