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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Planet Syria Event in Parliament

RR attended an event in Parliament organised by Planet Syria. This event was hosted by Gisela Stuart MP and offered Syrian organisations and supporters an opportunity to get their voices heard to a number of MPs and Lords. Members of Planet Syria conveyed the dismal conditions in Syria and emphasised the need for concerted international action.

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"Even my brother was killed by Isis. But I still say the Assad regime is the problem"

"Even my brother was killed by Isis. But I still say the Assad regime is the problem"

Although his brother was killed by ISIS, RR's Office Coordinator stressed in an interview with the Manchester Evening News that the Assad regime remains the main problem in Syria. He described his harrowing experience in fleeing Syria and coming to the UK, saying that '[m]aybe if I’d known this journey, I wouldn’t have left Syria'.

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Journey to the UK 'Incredibly Dangerous'

Journey to the UK 'Incredibly Dangerous'

Yasser Aljassem, Rethink Rebuild Society's Office Coordinator, describes his dangerous journey to the UK, claiming that it is not anything that a woman or a child, or any human for that matter, should have to experience. Yasser longs to be reunited with his wife and two daughters after he is (hopefully) granted asylum by the Home Office.

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UK should take in more refugees and take action to end conflict in Syria

UK should take in more refugees and take action to end conflict in Syria

In an interview on BBC Breakfast, Rethink Rebuild Society's Advocacy & Policy Coordinator made the case that the UK's primary responsibility should be to take action with other countries to end the conflict in Syria, and that until this happens, it should shoulder its responsibility to accept more Syrian refugees.

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RR to Manchester Evening News: Help refugees by bringing an end to the crisis in Syria; Assad must go

RR to Manchester Evening News: Help refugees by bringing an end to the crisis in Syria; Assad must go

A powerful article published on 4 September by Manchester Evening News highlights that City Councils across Greater Manchester are willing to do their part to accept more Syrian refugees. Rethink Rebuild Society was featured in this article, and our message was put forward very loudly that the UK must act to bring an end to the crisis in Syria: Assad must go.

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