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8 Borders 8 days: Why the UK must keep its promise to help child refugees

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1 Canon's Road

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Bristol

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Suggested donation on the door: £5
Ben and Jerry's Ice cream available

Citizens UK Bristol invites you to an evening of film and debate asking what can we do to help those caught up in the worst refugee crisis since WW II. Please join us to help raise awareness, and funds for 'Safe Passage' who are helping lone refugee children find legal routes to safety.

Of the 90 000 lone child refugees in Europe needing safety and protection, the UK has taken in just 200. This is not enough. With the closure of the 'Calais Jungle' last year, where it was estimated over 1000 child refugees were precariously living, the situation has become much worse. In Northern France and across Europe, vulnerable children and minors are living with no shelter and protection and face brutality from police and traffickers.

What is our response? Last year at a similar event organised by Citizens UK Bristol at the Watershed, a huge number of concerned Bristol citizens turned out hear about what was being done and how they could get involved.

Come along to this event to hear about the work done by Safe Passage, Citizens UK, and many of Bristol's refugee organisations. Find out why it is so important the government is held to account by us- the public and how you can get involved.

This is a proactive conversation about how you can help to welcome refugees through safe and legal routes and ensure their proper care and integration into our community.

'8 Days 8 Boarders”' paints an intimate portrait of a family forced to make a terrifying journey from Syria. A fierce single mother of two decides that risking their lives in a raft is safer than staying behind on land. This film is an immersive experience of their eight-day journey to safety.


Suggested donation on the door: £5
Ben and Jerry's Ice cream available

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