Update on Syrian refugees in Cambridge (28-12-15)
By now you are all probably aware that there are Syrian Refugee families being re-settled in Cambridge, as part of the UK governments wider commitment through the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (VPR).
Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum through its Refugee Service has been providing an advisory role to the Cambridge City Council on this issue. We have also been developing a partnership with the Cambridge Refugee Re-Settlement Campaign to help meet the practical needs of arriving refugees, in addition to the work we already do with asylum seekers. There are now 3 Syrian families re-settled in Cambridge and another we have been assisting, who has come through the normal asylum route.
Both ourselves and the Cambridge Refugee Re-Settlement Campaign have started to fundraise to help us meet the urgent needs of asylum seekers & refugees in Cambridge. To this end I attach an information flyer highlighting our fundraising through requests for donations.
Whilst I appreciate many of you may not be in a position to help, you may know organisations or businesses who are willing to contribute. Please do pass this information along to them. Thank you for your consideration.
I hope that you all have a good break and a prosperous New Year.
Chief Executive Officer
Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum
21b Sturton Street
Tel : 01223 655241
Fax : 01223 655393
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.cecf.co.uk
We now have a City Council webpage for information on Syrian Refugees is now live at https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/syrian-refugees
The City Council have also released the following statement News_Release__-_refugees.pdf
5-9-15 City and County Councillors and our MP attended the rally in Cambridge to support refugees