Little Amal, the 3.5-metre marionette representing a young refugee, took her first steps on Tuesday through the streets of Gaziantep along the Syrian-Turkish border with real-life Syrian refugee children walking alongside.
Little Amal to pass through Birmingham in October.
The Government has now resumed taking refugees from the Syrian refugee camps in various countries and also from other countries with serious problems, such as Afghanistan. We are looking for reasonably priced accommodation to rent in both Bromsgrove and Redditch, so that we are able to take more families as required. Accommodation can be flats or houses of varying sizes, but need to be affordable as the families will be on benefits until they are able to get employment, which can take quite a while. If you have, or know someone who has, a suitable property, please contact email@example.com.
See government’s new rules for how we treat refugees, which may undermine our obligations under international law and have already received criticism from the UNHCR, who rightly said that the “asylum proposals would damage lives, be hard to implement and undermine international cooperation on refugee issues”.
People would be judged by how they got here, rather than by their need for protection. It would make it even more difficult for refugee families to reunite, leaving children stranded and alone. And it would mean that many people seeking protection, will be left destitute.
Presenting Maz’s video for Amnesty International’s Festival of Social Justice.
If you would like to attend the Zoom event, please register on the adjacent post.
Saturday 8th March at 7:30pm on Zoom
Hosted by Amnesty International’s Festival of Social Justice
You’re invited to join us to hear speakers from Wythall Amnesty, Bromsgrove and Redditch Welcome Refugees and Malvern Welcomes. There is also the opportunity to view on video personal testimonies from refugee families, asylum seekers and volunteers. Questions will be welcomed from all participants at the end of the session.
Please register for the event soon. You can see details on the Amnesty Festival of Social Justice website:
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