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April Newsletter now available

In the Group Newsletter for April 2019, there are updates on our most recent actions in support of Azza Soliman and some good news from Egypt about the release of photojournalist 'Shawkan'.

Actions to be taken include an online petition to support refugee families and Saudi Arabian activists on trial for contacting international organisations, including Amnesty International, and call for the end of the male guardianship system.  

For those of you who like to write more to individuals at risk, there is also a link to the Spring edition of Real Lives

We also highlight Football Welcomes 2019.  There have been significant developments over the past year for local refugee football team Nations United, with team members from Eritrea, Sudan, Iran, Egypt and Syria.  There are currently about 18 players turning up for training sessions, and a similar number that City of Sanctuary support playing in two teams in a six-a-side league. The Amnesty Football Welcomes 2019 campaign runs 27 & 29 April and celebrates the contribution that refugees make to football (around half of the Premier League is taking part, as well as teams from other leagues, national and local).  There is a local event with Nations United on 2 May at the Chichester City football ground  from 6.00- 9.30, with 12 teams in a six-a side tournament.  Please do go along to support.

Newsletter April 2019
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