Alison McGovern MP's visit to Rethink Rebuild

We met with Alison McGovern MP on 23 December. Alison, who is the co-chair of the Friends of Syria All-Party Parliamentary Group, kindly came to our office in Longsight, and we discussed how the situation in Syria may progress and how we should respond here in the UK.


Global Forum for Migration and Development in Bangladesh

Given our work in helping with flood efforts in Rochdale in December 2015 which received international coverage, we received an invitation to attend the Global Forum for Migration and Development Civil Society Days in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 8-10 December and to lead one of the panels on using community initiatives to tackle racism and xenophobia.


Tackling the menace of the far right

RR attended a conference on 18 November 2016 which sought to raise awareness regarding the rise of the far right in Britain under the title "Tackling the menace of the far right".
The conference took place at the British Muslim Heritage Centre and was hosted by CSF in collaboration with other organisations including RR.


Malaysian Society Dinner for Syria

We were invited to give a presentation on Syria at a charity dinner for the Malaysian Society at Manchester University on 5 November. We provided an overview of the situation in Syria both before and after the conflict and stressed the need for civilian protection.


Meeting with Mike Kane MP

We attended a 'Listening Session with Syria Refugees' with Mike Kane MP. We organised a team of 10-15 people to meet with Mr. Kane, who is expecting up to fifty Syrian families to be resettled to his constituency.