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"Families for Freedom" vigil in Geneva

We joined the vigil of the "Families for Freedom" group who stood outside the UN headquarters in Geneva to remind the Syrian negotiators of the plight of the detainees in the Assad's prisons.

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Meeting with Cheshire East Council for Resettlement of Refugee Families

We met with Cheshire East Council on 22 of February to help advise on the resettlement of new Syrian families that are moving there under the UN program. We shared our experiences in working with Syrian refugees and detailed some best practice of welcoming and integrating families, as well as challenges and how to overcome them.

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Haytham Alhamwi speaks at the University of Cambridge

Rethink Rebuild Society's Advocacy Director, Haytham Alhamwi, spoke at a panel discussion about the refugee crisis at the University of Cambridge on 4th February. The event was organised by Cambridge University Calais Refugee Action Group and was held at Magdalene College, where over one hundred Cambridge students and academics.

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We Stand Together

On Friday 03 February we attended a community workshop #WeStandTogether organised by Sonder Radio working in partnership with Reform Radio as part of Radequal. We had some great discussions around our values as a society and how equality and standing up against hate is very important for a progressive society. We also discussed how to identify and report a hate crime.

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Event with Andy Burnham MP

We attended an event on 20 January to meet Andy Burnham MP who is Labour's candidate for Mayor of Manchester. As Andy took questions from the audience, we asked him if he would commit to resettling Syrian refugees to Manchester under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.

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