Advocacy

In furtherance of its charitable objectives, RR strives to raise awareness on issues related to refugees and immigrants within the British landscape through work on policy and media. Because of our daily work with Syrian refugees, we serve as a critical source of information on the Syrian conflict for journalists and through our professional relationships with these journalists we work on the framework by which refugee crises, particularly in Syria, are discussed. RR also organises seminars and hosts academic conferences that draw in leading academics and community organisers for discussion and insight on often overlooked aspects of the Syrian conflict and other conflicts in the region.
Recent news in Advocacy section

RR Statement on Priti Patel’s Pledge to Reform the Asylum System

Rethink Rebuild Society acknowledges that there are fundamental problems within the UK asylum system but expresses great concern that Home Secretary Priti Patel’s pledge to reform the system will negatively impact the lives of asylum seekers in the UK and abroad.

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RR Statement on the UNHCR Inaccurate Representation of the Safety in Syria

While Rethink Rebuild Society acknowledges and appreciates the committed work of the UNHCR and their efforts to help Syrians everywhere, including those under the control of the regime, statements regarding a recent trip to East Ghouta made by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi are giving a false impression that Syria is safe to return to.

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"Ageing Equally?" Reports

On Thursday 24 September 2020, RR participated in an online session exploring the main findings of Ageing Equally programme. Funded by Ambition for Ageing, the aim of the programme was to find out what makes a good place in which to grow older for people who belong to minority communities.

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RR Statement on a New Syrian Decree that’s Stopping Syrians Being Able to Return Home

Rethink Rebuild Society (RR) utterly condemns a recent decree signed by the Syrian regime on 8 July 2020 that requires returning Syrians to exchange US $100 or other Central Bank permitted hard currencies into Syrian local currency Lira. Syrian exchanged money loses over 70% of its value in line with customs and aviation authorities’ rates.

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