Refugee Crisis: What is going on and how can we help


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There will be presentations from Jane Barham who has worked in a Syrian refugee camp and David Mezzetti who is a Trustee for Refugee Support Devon. The meeting will focus on what is going on internationally but also what can be done locally to support refugees and asylum seekers who come to Exeter and Mid Devon.  Also on what advocacy and lobbying might be helpful. There will be opportunities for questions and stalls displaying some of the work of the groups involved.

The meeting will be chaired by Rupert Poole, the Principal of Queen Elizabeths College.

Whilst most of the refugees coming to Europe at present  are fleeing from conflict and oppressive regimes (eg Syria and Eritrea), in the future we are likely to see 'climate change refugees' as people escape from countries where there are droughts and oppressive heat owing to global warming.