The UK’s unfair family reunion laws are a bad joke.

Right now these rules are keeping refugee children from their parents, so instead of rebuilding their lives in safety with the people who love them the most, they are left separated, traumatised and unable to heal.

Together with the Refugee Council, we’re collecting your best (worst!) dad jokes to raise awareness of the thousands of refugee children in the UK growing up without their mums and dads.

We’re calling for a change in the law to reunite families torn apart by war and oppression. Find out more about the campaign!

Here’s how you can help grow the campaign:

1. Submit your best joke

Show your support for our campaign by contributing your favourite dad joke. We are collecting all the dad jokes we receive into a joke book to send to the UK Government to highlight all the joyful moments that refugee children are missing because of their unfair laws. Click here to submit your joke.

2. Collect your neighbourhood’s cheesiest dad jokes

Ask as many people as possible to give you their favourite dad joke.

Send your friends, family and neighbours the link to submit their cheesiest joke via the Refugee Council website, or print out a form to collect the jokes in person [PDF].

2. Distribute campaign flyers

Do you have a regular pub quiz? Maybe there’s a comedy club or a theatre near you?

We want to distribute our flyers wherever dad jokes are likely to be found. Contact us to request flyers: [email protected]

3. Take part in our Dad Jokes TikTok challenge

Stay tuned for the launch of our No Laugh Challenge.

We’ll be updating this page with the details as they emerge.

4. Organise a postcard-writing session

We have prepared postcards for local campaign groups to send to their MPs. The postcards have space for your to write your own dad joke.

Contact us if you could organise a postcard-writing session for your local campaign group: : [email protected]