Advocacy

In furtherance of its charitable objectives, RR strives to raise awareness on issues related to refugees and immigrants within the British landscape through work on policy and media. Because of our daily work with Syrian refugees, we serve as a critical source of information on the Syrian conflict for journalists and through our professional relationships with these journalists we work on the framework by which refugee crises, particularly in Syria, are discussed. RR also organises seminars and hosts academic conferences that draw in leading academics and community organisers for discussion and insight on often overlooked aspects of the Syrian conflict and other conflicts in the region.
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A solidarity vigil in memory of those who died in the Mediterranean Sea

RR participated in a vigil and solidarity gathering organised by City of Sanctuary Manchester on 24 April. This vigil was in memory of the children, women and men who died in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach safety in Europe.
The vigil ended with a moment of silence for those horrific deaths.

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Syrians with UFF Forms for Affixing the Visa should now be able to leave Turkey for the UK

After we became aware that Syrians with valid entry visas to the UK were being denied exit from Turkey, we contacted the Turkish embassy in London and the British embassy in Ankara and the issue seems to have been resolved. Syrians with UFF forms (forms for affixing the visa) should now be able to leave Turkey to the UK.

Letter from British consulate in Ankara:

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