Support the call for five key actions to welcome refugees
The Law Centre is a member of the Refugee and Asylum Forum which supports the call for Syrian refugees to be resettled in Northern Ireland. The Forum has identified five key actions that Stormont could take to smooth the integration of newly arriving Syrian refugees and considerably improve the situation for current asylum seekers and refugees. They are explained here:
And in an easy-to use leaflet: SAFER - 5 small asks (+1) for a big NI welcome for refugees.
We presented the '5 akey actions' to a specially convened meeting of Belfast City Council on Monday 7 September. We are pleased with the initial response and will continue to press the Northern Ireland Executive to do all that is in its power to ensure the successful settlement of refugees.
How you can help:
Refugee Asylum Forum's ‘5 actions needed for Northern Ireland to Welcome Refugees’
If you support Refugee & Asylum Forum’s ‘5 actions needed for Northern Ireland to Welcome Refugees’, you can write to your MLA and Councillor. You can use these template letters to help you:
You can print out the letters to post to your local representatives.
Or you can copy the text into an email.
- personalise your letter by adding a few nice words about why this is important to you,
- sign it, and add your address or at least your postcode.
You can find your political representatives here, just type in your postcode: www.writetothem.com
Here is how to find your MLA’s contact details
Here is how to find Belfast Councillors’ contact details