At our group meeting of 18/04/16 the following new name and aims were approved:
The Ashburton Refugee Support Network is a local group set up in response to the current refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe. We want to be a part of a society that treats its most vulnerable with humanity, solidarity and compassion. Through collaboration, discussion and practical action we will:
- Lobby local and national government to improve the UK’s response to the refugee crisis.
- Raise awareness of the challenges facing refugees and asylum seekers.
- Engage with refugees and asylum seekers, both in the UK and overseas, to offer friendship and support.