Archive For November 30, 2016

7 priority actions to protect all refugee and migrant children

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7 priority actions to protect all refugee and migrant children

78 organisations active in the field of children’s rights have strongly welcomed the focus on protecting children in migration at year’s European Forum on the Rights of the Child and they have identified seven priority ways in which EU leaders can better protect children. At least 1 in 3 people arriving to Greece by sea…

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Migration, Integration and European Values – faith leaders meet European Commission

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Migration, Integration and European Values – faith leaders meet European Commission

On Tuesday 29 November, senior Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Mormon leaders gathered for the 12th annual high-level meeting at the European Commission. This gathering focused on “Migration, Integration and European Values: Putting values into action”. Participants discussed a range of concerns relating to the global crises resulting in widespread migration to Europe, including the emergence…

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UK faith leaders call on UK Government & UN General Assembly to act on Aleppo

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UK faith leaders call on UK Government & UN General Assembly to act on Aleppo

A number of faith leaders – Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh – across the UK today issued a joint statement calling for the urgent delivery of humanitarian aid to Aleppo, in particular to the population remaining in eastern Aleppo which has been subject to large-scale aerial bombardment over recent months and is running short of food…

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Sabir Zazai speaks out about habit of moving people from war into poverty #CRNconf

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Sabir Zazai speaks out about habit of moving people from war into poverty #CRNconf

Sabir Zazai welcomed delegates at the Churches’ Refugee Network day conference to Coventry. He explained that 17 years ago he was in the back of a lorry with fifty other children, women and men en route to the UK. They arrived in Dover on a cold, foggy December day. “It was the police who welcomed…

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Fleur Houston: How welcome now are refugees in Europe?

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Fleur Houston: How welcome now are refugees in Europe?

Fleur Houston addressed the Churches’ Refugee Network conference in Coventry on Tuesday. The author of You Shall Love the Stranger as Yourself: Biblical Challenges in the Contemporary World took delegates on a tour of European migration policy over the last 12-18 months. You can listen back to Fleur’s talk as well as read the fuller version of her…

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Join Christian Aid Cymru on their ‘Escape to Egypt’ walk in solidarity with refugees

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Join Christian Aid Cymru on their ‘Escape to Egypt’ walk in solidarity with refugees

During advent, Christian Aid Cymru will walk from Bethlehem in Carmarthenshire to Aifft (Egypt) in Denbighshire in solidarity the 65 million refugees across the world. It’s a sponsored walk, with donations going towards Christian Aid’s work to fight poverty, which includes vital work in supporting refugees in many parts of the world. You’re invited to…

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#CookForSyria – restaurant dishes, supper clubs and a recipe book – all raising money for UNICEF’s humanitarian work

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#CookForSyria – restaurant dishes, supper clubs and a recipe book – all raising money for UNICEF’s humanitarian work

Instagram foodie ClerkenwellBoy and UNICEF UK Ambassador Serena Guen originally planned to curate a single charity dinner with one chef on one night to raise money for UNICEF UK’s humanitarian work helping children and refugees affected by the crisis in Syria. The concept grew into a large charity banquet with six headline chefs and tickets…

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