What actions can we take personally and locally?
What can we do to help?
How can we campaign locally and nationally?
We decided to post ideas, how to help and volunteer on this blog.
We will circulate a briefing sheet from Janet Fuller explaining refugee & asylum seeking status.
Irene Radcliffe will contact Yvette Cooper and continue to work on this within Derbyshire County and Derbyshire Dales authorities.
Migration and refugees - this is a very complicated situation with many causes including securing oil, global warming & conflict.
We discussed how to campaign and having the facts to challenge prejudice.
We need to relate to peoples fears to help them understand the plight of the refugees and what we can do as a country to help.
We started to debate whether we should make safe havens or start bombing. Again there was a range of views and we will return to this topic.