A Panel Discussion followed by Q&A
Tuesday 4th October. 7:00 – 9:00pm.
Rm G.06, 50 George Sq EH8 9LH,
University of Edinburgh
Panel discussion on the situation facing refugees in Turkey, Greece, Calais, the UK & Scotland and how we can best respond.
Amer Scott Masri,a Syrian refugee now living in Scotland, who was tortured in Syria will speak about his own experience coming to Scotland as a refugee and the situation in Syria.
Janet Barnes, Chair of East Lothian Aid for Refugees has visited Calais frequently and many camps in Thessalonika, will speak about the situation facing refugees there. as well as ELAR aid work and how people can help. ELAR distribute aid.
Sabine Gundel from Citizens UK will speak about the French plans to shut down Calais and repercussions for unaccompanied children, what people here in Scotland can do in terms of advocacy for the UK to take its fair share of refugees and especially children.
Gary Christie, Scottish Refugee Council will speak about issues facing refugees in Scotland.
Matthew Naumann will present the findings of EP&JC report on Unaccompanied Aylum Seeking Children in Scotland.
Julia Albert-Recht, formerly with International Medical Corps. She headed British Red Cross response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Julia will speak on the UK Syrian refugee resettlement programme.
Amadu Khan, from the Welcoming Association. Amadu is himself a refugee from Sierra Leone and will speak about his work on the Syrian resettlement programme in Edinburgh and the needs of refugees in Scotland.
Chair: Brian Larkin, Coordinator, Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre.