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.
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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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Cameron’s refugee aid 'too little too late' says Syrian community in Manchester

In an article in the Mancunian Matters, Rethink Rebuild Society said that Cameron’s pledge to take in more Syrian refugees is 'too little too late'. We hope that the UK can step up on European sphere and take in more Syrian refugees and, more importantly, take action to end the crisis in Syria.

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Syrian refugees want to 'contribute to the economy, not take away from it'

Syrian refugees want to 'contribute to the economy, not take away from it'

In a moving interview with Syrian asylum seeker Fadi Rajjoub on iTV, Rethink Rebuild Society said that the Northwest of England has been very accommodating, but that we can still house a lot more Syrian refugees. We emphasised that Syrians want to 'contribute to the economy, not take away from it'.

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Bank pressure on Muslim charities hurting humanitarian work for Syria

In an article on the increasing difficulty of Muslim charities to operate with respect to their banking, Rethink Rebuild cited bank account closures for Syrian individuals and organisations, calling it a discriminatory practice. Banks have been citing sanctions compliance as a reason for denying service to Syrians, which has negatively impacted humanitarian aid work.

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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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