Networking

Didsbury Festival with Amnesty International UK

We participated in the Didsbury Festival on 15 June alongside the Manchester branch of Amnesty International. Amnesty's stall was dedicated to raising awareness about Syria. Attendees were able to get a 360 degree visual experience in some of the affected areas in Syria, learn more about the situation, and sign action alerts to ask their MPs to take action.

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Meeting with Jeff Smith MP

Rethink Rebuild Society had a meeting with Jeff Smith MP in Parliament on 15th June. We discussed civilian protection and condemnation of Assad’s war crimes in Syria. We were especially pleased that Mr Smith has agreed to take part in our fundraising Fast-a-thon on 1st July to help break the sieges.

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Meeting with Ruth Price, Advisor to Jo Cox MP

On 15 June Rethink Rebuild Society met with the office of Jo Cox MP to discuss civilian protection in Syria. Jo's office is central to coordinating efforts surrounding Syria in Parliament, and as such we discussed future steps to take in order to work towards civilian protection, accountability, and aid drops.

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Meeting with Alethea Warrington, Advisor to Roger Godsiff MP

Rethink Rebuild Society met with Roger Godsiff MP’s office on 15 June. We discussed the situation in Syria and the importance of civilian protection. We also discussed how we could work together to move certain issues forward, including civilian protection, accountability, and aid drops.

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What’s stopping change in the humanitarian system?

Mr. Amaf Yousef, our Refugee Support Coordinator, participated in a panel held on 13 June 2016 by the Overseas Development Institute discussing “What’s stopping change in the humanitarian system?”. The panel discussed a recent study held by ODI on that matter.

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