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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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UK should take in more Syrian refugees and 'step up to its responsibilities'

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/northern-regions-willing-to-take-share-of-refugees--provided-whitehall-foots-the-bill-10487529.html

In an article in The Independent, Syrians described their journey to the UK as being extremely dangerous and humiliating, and affirmed that they come to the UK 'for safety'. Rethink Rebuild Society said that '[w]e want the UK to take more Syrian refugees and step up to its responsibilities'..

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