Rethink Rebuild Society
bi-monthly newsletter - Issue #16, 31/08/2016


We need to keep going!

The news from Syria has become extremely difficult for many of us to bear. Daraya has been emptied of its residents. Aleppo is under daily bombardment by Assad and Russian forces. Many other places in Syria are facing similar threats, whether from Assad, Russia, Daesh, Iranian and Lebanese Shiite militias, Kurdish forces, and even the US-led Coalition against Daesh. Civilians have been targeted by all of these groups and the humanitarian catastrophe only continues to increase. This is why in the past two months, we have increasingly focused on linking activists on the ground to British media platforms. We have been successful in linking activists in Aleppo, Daraya, and Idlib, as well as refugees from Manbij with news platforms such as iTV, The Telegraph, various BBC mediums (Victoria Derbyshire, Newsnight, World Service), and more.

We have also continued with our work to highlight the plight of Syria within the UK. We carried out a successful Fast-a-thon campaign to raise awareness of besieged areas in Syria. We are currently engaged in a #SyriaFacts campaign to bring back the basics of the Syrian conflict given that many people within the British public still find themselves confused about very basic elements of the Syrian conflict. Moving forward, we will be reaching out to more MPs and stressing the importance of civilian protection. You can help us by letting us know who your MP is by filling this form.

Best regards,

Dr. Haytham Alhamwi

Managing Director

A Successful Fastathon Challenge and Meal!

We had a successful breaking the fast meal at the end of our Ramadan Fast-a-thon challenge, in which people from all backgrounds and communities took part in a day of fast to raise awareness of the sieges in Syria. Some of the people who took part in this challenge include..

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A Successful 6th Annual Syrian Fun Day!

Our 6th annual fun day on 10 July brought together over 1,600 Syrians from across the UK to connect with their local communities and to celebrate Eid El-Fitr. Families enjoyed children’s activities, a wide variety of Syrian food, traditional Syrian music, culture...

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Demo: Stop the Bombing in Manbij!

We were in Piccadilly Gardens on 23 July to protest the International Coalition’s bombings in Manbij, which led to the deaths of over 100 civilians, including children. We were joined by people across the community, and heard from Syrians who have family in the city..

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Reflection on 2013 Ghouta Chemical Attack

Rethink Rebuild Society volunteer George Morris reflects on the 2013 Ghouta chemical attack in light of its third anniversary: “The Ghouta massacre still stands out. It’s not just because of the scale of the killing with around 1,500 casualties. It’s not just because of the fact that..

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Take the Quiz: How much do you know about Syria?

Amidst all of the confusion about what is happening in Syria, how the conflict started, and who is fighting who, we created this short quiz through which people can test their knowledge on the situation and learn some basic facts about the conflict! Take the quiz and share through social media to promote knowledge of these basic issues. This is done as part of our wider #SyriaFacts campaign..

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