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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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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RR Participates in MAB Vigil for Sheikh Abdul Hadi Arwani

RR participated in a candle light vigil hosted by the Muslim Association of Britain in Picadilly Gardens in memory of Sheikh Abdul Hadi Arwani who was murdered in London on 7 April 2015. We sent our condolences to family and friends and called for a speedy investigation as well as the delivery of justice.

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RR tells the Guardian: We hope that latest arrest on Syrian-Turkish border will not affect humanitarian work in Syria

On family of 9 arrested on Syria-Turkish border: RR told The Guardian: “We do not recommend that people travel to Syria given the increasing complexity of the conflict. With that said, we hope that this incident will not place undue scrutiny upon humanitarian aid work carried out in Syria.”

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