15th March 2022 | By Eddie Toomer-McAlpine

‘The war has faded from the news, but it hasn’t left the minds and hearts of the people’ – Celebrating Syria Festival returns for fifth year

Manchester is celebrating the beauty of Syrian art and culture  – often neglected amid the backdrop of war – with two weeks of events organised by Rethink Rebuild...


20th October 2021 | By Eddie Toomer-McAlpine

‘Human rights, where are you?’ Eritrean community protest killings of refugees in Libya

Hundreds of Eritreans staged a protest in Manchester after 5,000 refugees were arrested and at least six were killed in Libya.  The protesters began in...


7th January 2019 | By [email protected]

Manchester activists join nationwide refugee solidarity demonstration

Manchester Stand up to Racism held a demonstration in St Peter’s square as part of a nationwide solidarity protest in support of refugees. Members of...


29th October 2018 | By Sophia Khan

Asylum seekers moved from Manchester as far as Liverpool and Wigan into ‘unsuitable accommodation’

Female asylum seekers with children and long-term illnesses are being relocated with short notice as far away as Liverpool and placed in ‘unliveable’ conditions, it is claimed....


9th April 2018 | By Sanaa Reddy

Manchester allotment project helps refugees integrate into the community

An allotment in Levenshulme is bringing together refugees who have come to the UK in search of a better life. The project was founded eight years ago...


13th October 2017 | By Sanaa Reddy

Imprisoned Syrian doctor speaks out about terror of Assad’s brutal regime

A Syrian doctor told an audience of students how he was imprisoned for his anti-corruption stance under Bashar Al-Assad’s rule. Manchester-based Dr Haytham Al-Hamwi is...


6th October 2017 | By nq_admin

Manchester Museum awakens with interactive performances from refugees

Manchester Museum is coming to life this weekend with a celebration of refugee culture and history through song and dance.  The Flying Carpets show tomorrow (Saturday) is...