With unprecedented levels of media interest in refugee issues lately, Suffolk Refugee Support has been trying to use our position as the only specialist refugee charity in the region to influence the debate in a positive and humane way. Here’s a round-up of all our radio, TV and local press coverage:
We appeared on BBC Radio Suffolk twice last week, firstly as part of a debate around whether the UK should be doing more to help (listen here, with our bit about 45 minutes in), and then to put the European situation into context and highlight the generosity of local people (listen here, with our bit about 32 mins in)
Clinks Care Farm near Beccles have very kindly offered to donate fresh produce from their harvest to some of our needy clients. We are arranging a trip with local refugees to collect the food – this story featured on Look East last week and you can read about it in the East Anglian Daily Times.
Richard Howitt MEP visited our offices last week to show support for the work we do and find out about the issues facing local asylum seekers and refugees. We also welcomed a BBC film crew and reporter Kim Riley, with Richard’s kind words about us featuring on Look East and this feature in the Ipswich Star.
Finally, we are quoted calling for safe routes for Syrian refugees in this piece in the EADT about a Suffolk GP, originally from Syria, describing the devastation in his homeland.