RR strives to clarify the complexities of the Syrian conflict to the wider British public and to promote Syrian issues within the British landscape. We have worked with policy makers on both local and national scales to address pertinent issues facing British Syrians, such as airport stops, police visits to homes, closure of Syrians' bank accounts and delayed processing times for asylum applications. RR also cultivates personal relationships with media professionals to influence the framework by which Syria is discussed. We serve as a critical source of information on the Syrian conflict for journalists. One of RR's objectives is to clarify the situation in Syria to the wider UK audience. We do that through organising educational seminars and academic conferences in addition to organising demonstrations and public vigils.
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"Syria Conflict Café" at the Imperial War Museum

As part of its ongoing Conflict Café series, the Imperial War Museum (IWM) on the 17th February gathered members of the Syrian community as well as filmmakers and journalists, all of whom have experienced the conflict on the ground, to hear their personal stories and to ask questions in an informal setting.


Statement: Immediate International Action to Stop the Escalation of Violence in Syria is Demanded

Rethink Rebuild Society released a statement pleading Britain and the international community to put an end to the escalation in violence witnessed across Syria over the past weeks. At a supposed stage of de-escalation, civilians in Idlid, Eastern Ghouta, and Afrin remain highly vulnerable to attacks from conflict parties.


Report by Six Major International Charities: Dangerous ground - Syria’s refugees face an uncertain future

Six major international charities - the Norwegian Refugee Council, Save the Children, Action Against Hunger, CARE International, the International Rescue Committee and the Danish Refugee Council - released a report on Monday the 5th of February warning of the dangers of pressuring Syrian refugees to return to their country amid amid an environment of continued bombing and sh


Rethink Rebuild Society's Research & Policy Coordinator Bilal Shami blogs with SaferWorld - ‘The Syrian people will decide the future of Syria’: rhetoric versus reality at the Sochi congress

Our Research and Policy Coordinator Bilal Shami published a blog post with international conflict-prevention organisation SaferWorld on the Syrian National Dialogue Congress, in which he argues that international approaches to resolve the conflict in Syria prioritise the interests of external actors and undermine a Syrian-owned political process for peace and post-conflict r