Refugee Week report

It was a busy and successful Refugee Week in Suffolk, with events across the county and beyond! Highlights included an informative, entertaining and very well-attended lecture at the University of Suffolk on the 80th anniversary of Basque refugee children arriving in Ipswich (with food provided by Syrian Falafel), the powerful documentary Fire at Sea at the Ipswich Film Theatre, and the inspiring film Queens of Syria at Brandeston Village Hall. We also spoke to BBC Radio Suffolk and the East Anglian Daily Times about the resettlement of Syrian refugees, we gave talks in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds on the refugee situation locally, we contributed to the National Conversation on Immigration at the University of Suffolk, and we spoke about our work and met other organisations supporting refugees across the region at the East Anglian Migration Research Network at the Forum in Norwich. Thank you to all who supported and attended the events and, in particular, a big thank you to Dr Ed Packard for organising and delivering such a great lecture, and to Friends of Refugees Suffolk (FORS) for putting on the film screening in Brandeston and supporting the week with such energy!

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