Refugees living in SERCO managed hotel in Manchester need a safe way to raise their concerns
In an open letter to Fiona Ledden, RAPAR calls upon Manchester City Council to take action in the face of serious safeguarding concerns regarding refugee residents currently living in a South Manchester hotel.
Click here to read the full open letter.
Read this coverage on the story from The Mill.
STOP THE PLANE
RAPAR joined a large protest in Manchester against the flight due to take place to Rwanda Tuesday 14th June 2022. Last minute legal challenges are being heard at the Court of Appeal today and all except eight of those scheduled to fly have now had their tickets cancelled. Read about the Manchester protests here.
Hotel Car Park Becomes A Classroom As Children Seeking Safety Miss Out On School
RAPAR is demanding that the city council introduce a systematic approach with an accurate count of all the children of refugees living in hotels in the city, along with their ages, whether they have applied for schooling or not, and how long ago.
This report has recently been covered by The Guardian and Arab News.
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We are deeply sad to tell you that the inimitable Manjeet Kaur, born on International Women's Day in 1979 , died peacefully on 25th April 2020.
RAPAR member since 2011 and our brilliant Chair for several years, in 2019 she finally won her gargantuan battle - without compromise - to achieve her safety and that of her wonderful daughter. RAPAR thanks The Meteor for publishing this full obituary about Manjeet's truly extraordinary and inspirational life. x