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Syrian Refugees

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.


Reconnect Project With the Journey's Festival to Empower Refugees

We ran film and photography workshops as part of the Journeys Festival in the container at Manchester St Anne's square. The project was called Reconnect, and local Art professionals teamed up with refugee trainees to develop workshops for the benefit of others.


Kite Making With Journey's Festival at Manchester Museum!

We had a lovely day at Manchester museum as part of the Journeys Festival. The theme was Refugee Journey and celebrating artwork, music, creativity and culture of refugee activists. Our kite-making workshops were extremely busy and it was great to see so many Syrian families turn up.


Cllr John Leech Asks Manchester City Council to Resettle Syrian Refugees

Councillor John Leech raised some questions on 5 October before Manchester City Council regarding its intake of Syrian refugees. His questions revealed that Manchester City Council has yet to take in a single Syrian refugee under the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme.


Memories of Aleppo-RR comments on resilience of Syrian refugees

In an article by the International Business Times on 2 September titled 'Memories from Aleppo', we commented on the resilience of Syrian refugees in pushing against all odds to begin their new lives in the UK. This article interviewed Syrian refugees from Aleppo to talk about their city as they remember it before and after the war.



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