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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Press Release: Syrian Ph.D. candidate and refugee alleges discrimination over visa processes

Press Release: Syrian Ph.D. candidate and refugee alleges discrimination over visa processes

Mohamed (not his real name), a Syrian Ph.D. candidate at the University of Manchester Business School feels discriminated against by the Canadian embassy because of his Syrian nationality and refugee status. His visa application to attend the “academy for management conference” on 7 August was denied without explanation or right to appeal.

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Press Release: Actions of UKVI leave father and husband destitute and homeless without guarantee for family’s safety

Press Release: Actions of UKVI leave father and husband destitute and homeless without guarantee for family’s safety

Fadi Rajjoub, a 41 year-old Syrian refugee, had no choice but to leave his family and children behind in Kurdish areas in Iraq and to flee to the UK in November 2014 when ISIS began to threaten Kurdish civilians, telling them to leave their homes or die. However, Fadi has been refused asylum by the UKVI.

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Militant Labour Forum: Open UK borders to the “Calais immigrants” Migrants’ Lives Matter!

Militant Labour Forum: Open UK borders to the “Calais immigrants” Migrants’ Lives Matter!

Our member Yasser Aljassem attended the Militant Labour Forum titled 'Open UK borders to the "Calais immigrants" on 22 August. He provided his insight not only as a Syrian asylum seeker but also as someone who was previously in Calais himself. Yasser's presentation was praised by audience members as highly informative.

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Protest in Manchester Against the Massacres in Douma

The Manchester Syrian community protested in Piccadilly Gardens on 19 August. The theme of the protest was 'The Assad Regime, not ISIS, is the Greatest Threat to Syrians'. We affirmed that while ISIS has killed thousands of innocent Syrian civilians and is a terrorist organisation which we condemn, the biggest threat to the civilian population in Syria is the Assad regime.

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Press Release: Syrians to protest in Piccadilly Gardens against the Assad regime's airstrikes against Douma

Syrians to protest in Piccadilly Gardens against the Assad regime's airstrikes against Douma

Manchester's Syrian community will be protesting at Piccadilly Gardens on Wednesday at 18:30 against the Assad regime's most recent massacre against Douma. Continuous shelling in Douma on 16 August left over one hundred killed in one day.

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