Several hundred gathered outside Downing Street yesterday for a protest vigil to demand David Cameron does more to help refugees across Europe with winter fast approaching. Michelline Ngongo, a refugee from DR Congo and founder of education charity Light Project Pro International, told the crowd that 9 refugees had died on this day (12 November) across Europe, and said more would follow unless governments do more. … Read the rest
Over 1000 people listened to high profile speakers, refugees and student and youth activists at the ‘Refugees Welcome Here’ Rally on 4th November.
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Speakers include: Jeremy Corbyn MP, Diane Abbott MP Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Claude Moraes MEP, Baroness Sheehan, Owen Jones, Francesca Martinez, Giles Fraser, Rabbi Lee Wax, Shahrar Ali Green Party Deputy Leader, Roger McKenzie Asst General Secretary UNISON, Harish Patel Unite the Union National Officer for Equalities, Kevin Courtney Deputy General Secretary NUT, Talha Ahmad Muslim Council of Britain, Anna Musgrave Refugee Council, Shelly Asquith NUS VP Welfare, Shakira Martin NUS VP Further Education, Lindsey German Convenor, Stop the War Coalition, Weyman Bennett, Sabby Dhalu and others tbc. … Read the rest
Refugees are currently living in atrocious conditions in Calais, at the borders of Hungary and other parts of the Europe. Cold, wet autumnal conditions mean new born babies are suffering with hypothermia and aid agencies struggling to cope, do not have enough blankets to give them. … Read the rest