We met with Jeff Smith MP on 22 August to discuss updates pertaining to the Syrian conflict. The issues that we focused on were the updated situation in Syria, detainees, and bank account closures for Syrian nationals and organisations. In Jeff we always find a friendly smile, a receptive ear, and helpful advice. Looking forward to continued work with him!
We met with Cllr Luthfur Rahman of Longsight Ward on 21 August. We discussed with Cllr Rahman how we can increase our cooperation with the Council so that we contribute to Manchester's cultural heritage and economic well-being while also being supported to carry out our services to the Syrian community.
We had the pleasure of meeting with Afzal Khan MP on 9 August to discuss with him policy issues pertaining to Syria and Syrian refugees. As Afzal has been appointed as Labour's Shadow Immigration Minister, we delivered a briefing to him on the challenges facing Syrian refugees in resettling to the UK, which Afzal promised to work with us to address over the coming months.