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Refugee Action prepares to welcome 50 Syrian refugees to Birmingham

By December 1, 2015November 4th, 2016Press release

Refugee Action is proud to announce it will be working with Birmingham City Council to support and welcome fifty resettled refugees from Syria.

Under the new scheme, announced today by the outgoing Council leader Sir Albert Bore, fifty of the most vulnerable refugees from the Syrian conflict will find safe new homes in Birmingham. Refugee Action will be working with the council to support these refugees as they build new lives in the UK.

“Refugee Action will offer invaluable expertise and knowledge as we make every effort to ensure the new arrivals begin their new lives as smoothly as possible in their new neighbourhoods,” said Sir Bore. “Birmingham has a rich and proud history of offering a warm welcome and support to new citizens from around the world. This is the latest chapter in that story of successful integration.”

For more than thirty years, Refugee Action has supported refugees from conflicts around the world. The charity, set up in 1981 to help refugees from Vietnam, has also published a briefing on resettlement for councils wishing to welcome refugees.

Refugee Action’s chief executive Stephen Hale added: “This is a proud moment for the city of Birmingham and we are delighted to be working with the council to welcome and resettle Syrian refugees.”

“Building on Refugee Action’s 30 years’ experience of delivering successful resettlement programmes, we look forward to working closely with the council and the people of Birmingham to help these refugees rebuild their lives with dignity and integrate with their local community.”

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