The urgent, unfolding crisis of refugees fleeing war in Syria and other lands demands a response from us.
We can often feel helpless in the face of such difficult situations, but there are some crucial steps and actions that you or your local party could take. The list below provides some suggestions:
- Organise the gathering and transportation of useful aid for arriving refugees
- Put pressure on local councils to commit to welcoming refugees into local communities, by writing a letter or setting up a petition, such as this one: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/west-berkshire-council-to-resettle-refugees
- Promote the demand for an international response to the crisis, through the U.N
- Work with your local 'city of sanctuary' group: https://cityofsanctuary.org/
If your local party is taking actions on this issue, do get in touch with your regional coordinators to share your experiences and ideas: [email protected]