Meeting with the Syrian resettlement team

Our Refugee Support Coordinator, Mr. Amaf Yousef, represented the 'Syrian Charities and Associations Network in the UK' (SCAN-UK) in a meeting with the Syrian resettlement team at the Home Office on 8 June 2016.


Meeting with Mary Robinson MP

We had a very warm and productive meeting with Mary Robinson MP on 3 June in her office in Cheadle. We discussed various issues pertaining to Syria, including humanitarian aid drops on besieged areas, protection of civilians (and highlighting that Assad is the root cause of the problem), as well as bank account issues for Syrian residents and charities in the UK.


BMHC Fundraising event

A group from the Syrian community of Manchester attended the fundraising event for the British Muslim Heritage Centre held at the centre's Marquee on Friday 6 May 2016.
The well attended event included presentations abut the BMHC and its contribution for the Muslim and non-Muslim communities.


Stories of Conflict, Migration and Place

We were at the 'Stories of Conflict, Migration and Place' event on Wednesday 4th May hosted by Community Arts North West and Platforma. We attended a very useful workshop on how to write scripts to make effective videos. We also saw a series of short videos in the morning that people had caught on their mobiles, showing different stories from the Syrian conflict.


Meeting With Refugee Action

We met with Stephen Hale, Chief Executive of Refugee Action, on 26 April to discuss integration and resettlement efforts for Syrian refugees. Building upon a previous meeting that we had with him, we discussed ways in which we can highlight some issues that Syrian refugees face, most particularly a lack of access to ESOL classes.