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Refugees Welcome Here rally
Wed 4 November 2015, 18:30 – 21:00 GMT
Speakers include: Jeremy Corbyn MP Labour Leader, Diane Abbott MP Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Owen Jones, Francesca Martinez, Rev. Giles Fraser, Baroness Sheehan, Rabbi Lee Wax, Shahrar Ali Green Party Deputy Leader, Harish Patel National Equalities Officer, Unite the Union, Roger McKenzie Asst General Secretary UNISON Kevin Courtney Deputy General Secretary NUT, Talha Ahmad Muslim Council of Britain, Anna Musgrave Refugee Council, Shelly Asquith NUS VP Welfare Shakira Martin NUS VP Further Education, Syrian refugee speaker, Weyman Bennett and Sabby Dhalu Organisers, Stand up to racism
Refugees are currently living in atrocious conditions in parts of Europe. Cold and wet weather mean new born babies are suffering with hypothermia and aid agencies struggling to cope, do not have enough blankets to give them. Makeshift camps do not have proper shelter, warmth and sanitation. Thousands of people have drowned this year, escaping, war, poverty and persecution.
As Winter approaches we must do more to help refugees. Over one hundred thousand people marched under the slogan "Refugees Welcome Here" and many more have donated aid to refugees. We must continue to pressure the government to take more refugees.