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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RR to Manchester Evening News: Help refugees by bringing an end to the crisis in Syria; Assad must go

RR to Manchester Evening News: Help refugees by bringing an end to the crisis in Syria; Assad must go

A powerful article published on 4 September by Manchester Evening News highlights that City Councils across Greater Manchester are willing to do their part to accept more Syrian refugees. Rethink Rebuild Society was featured in this article, and our message was put forward very loudly that the UK must act to bring an end to the crisis in Syria: Assad must go.

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UK should take in more refugees and take action to end conflict in Syria

UK should take in more refugees and take action to end conflict in Syria

In an interview on BBC Breakfast, Rethink Rebuild Society's Advocacy & Policy Coordinator made the case that the UK's primary responsibility should be to take action with other countries to end the conflict in Syria, and that until this happens, it should shoulder its responsibility to accept more Syrian refugees.

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Cameron’s refugee aid 'too little too late' says Syrian community in Manchester

In an article in the Mancunian Matters, Rethink Rebuild Society said that Cameron’s pledge to take in more Syrian refugees is 'too little too late'. We hope that the UK can step up on European sphere and take in more Syrian refugees and, more importantly, take action to end the crisis in Syria.

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UK should take in more Syrian refugees and 'step up to its responsibilities'

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/northern-regions-willing-to-take-share-of-refugees--provided-whitehall-foots-the-bill-10487529.html

In an article in The Independent, Syrians described their journey to the UK as being extremely dangerous and humiliating, and affirmed that they come to the UK 'for safety'. Rethink Rebuild Society said that '[w]e want the UK to take more Syrian refugees and step up to its responsibilities'..

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Protest in Manchester Piccadilly: All Lives Matter! No Human is Illegal!

A protest was held in Manchester Piccadilly Gardens on 4 September titled 'All Lives Matter! No Human is Illegal!' Rethink Rebuild Society was one of over twelve organisations that sponsored this protest. The turnout was very high and diverse and Manchester residents stated loud and clear that we want Manchester and the wider UK to resettle more refugees.

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