Manchester Evening News

Vigil for Jo Cox MP

On 22nd June, Rethink Rebuild Society attended a second vigil in Manchester for the murdered MP Jo Cox. Marking what would have been her forty-second birthday, the vigil focused on the theme of unity and compassion. We called on those present not to forget Jo’s sympathy and solidarity with the people of Syria.

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Syrian refugees help with flood preparation in Rochdale

Nine Syrian refugees in Manchester devoted their time on 29 December to help with flood prevention efforts in Littleborough near Rochdale. Wearing their Rethink Rebuild Society vests, they shovelled sand into sandbags which were then taken by local families to be used to protect their homes. Their involvement has been reported in the press.

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"Even my brother was killed by Isis. But I still say the Assad regime is the problem"

"Even my brother was killed by Isis. But I still say the Assad regime is the problem"

Although his brother was killed by ISIS, RR's Office Coordinator stressed in an interview with the Manchester Evening News that the Assad regime remains the main problem in Syria. He described his harrowing experience in fleeing Syria and coming to the UK, saying that '[m]aybe if I’d known this journey, I wouldn’t have left Syria'.

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RR to Manchester Evening News: Help refugees by bringing an end to the crisis in Syria; Assad must go

RR to Manchester Evening News: Help refugees by bringing an end to the crisis in Syria; Assad must go

A powerful article published on 4 September by Manchester Evening News highlights that City Councils across Greater Manchester are willing to do their part to accept more Syrian refugees. Rethink Rebuild Society was featured in this article, and our message was put forward very loudly that the UK must act to bring an end to the crisis in Syria: Assad must go.

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Protest in Manchester Piccadilly: All Lives Matter! No Human is Illegal!

A protest was held in Manchester Piccadilly Gardens on 4 September titled 'All Lives Matter! No Human is Illegal!' Rethink Rebuild Society was one of over twelve organisations that sponsored this protest. The turnout was very high and diverse and Manchester residents stated loud and clear that we want Manchester and the wider UK to resettle more refugees.

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