In an article on the increasing difficulty of Muslim charities to operate with respect to their banking, Rethink Rebuild cited bank account closures for Syrian individuals and organisations, calling it a discriminatory practice. Banks have been citing sanctions compliance as a reason for denying service to Syrians, which has negatively impacted humanitarian aid work.
In an interview on BBC, Rethink Rebuild Society's Office Coordinator described his trials not only in Syria and through his journey to the UK, but also now as he waits painfully for his asylum decision from the Home Office. He needs a positive decision granting him refugee status before he can take action to bring his family to join him here in the UK.
Lucy Powell MP for Central Manchester has called on David Cameron to fulfil the UK's "‘moral obligation’ to act" after she 'met with members of the city’s Syrian community'. It was a pleasure to meet with Lucy in the Annual Syrian Fun Day in Manchester and we look forward to working with her on Syria-related issues.