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A New Family to Help

LSR is now involved in helping a “new” family: father, mother and three young children under ten. One is a baby of 18 months. They have just received a one-year residency permit…

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More Good News!

We just received the very good news that the Préfecture has reversed its decision about the application of Dublin regulations to the Al Elfi family. They will not have to return to…

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Celebrating Empty Squats

Moving from one crisis to another we sometimes forget to celebrate the successes we have had. While we are now busy helping the Al Elfi family with their quest to stay in…

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Sad Eyes for Dublin

Things change pretty quickly around here. Just two weeks ago I was babysitting H and his brother and sister while his parents were in Montpellier for their court hearing. This is the…

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Our Campaign to Help a Syrian Family

LSR has been very busy these last two weeks. The Al Elfi family fled their war-torn town of Homs in Syria, leaving everything behind. Via Algeria and Morocco they arrived in Spain…

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PRESS RELEASE – URGENT

PRESS RELEASE Syrian Family being sent back to Spain from France under Dublin Regulation.  Local groups working to overturn Prefecture’s decision. Update Hérault, France, 14 April, 2016 Local supporters of a Syrian…

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The Joy of Washing Sleeping Bags

For over a month more than 400 refugees from all parts of the world were camped out under the bridge of the Stalingrad Metro, in the north of Paris, right in between…

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Off on the road to Syria

Last Sunday Chris and I headed deep into the rolling hills of the Haute Garonne, to Kingdom Vegetal, a garden centre near the tiny hamlet of Escanecrabe… population 217.  We were driving…

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Refugees: Small Troubles

The little Syrian girl sits quietly in a corner. She’s sad and upset. Her brother and sister are playing nearby.  Her mother is making coffee, her father is playing with the baby….

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Refugees: Good News!

LSR is rock and rolling!  Here is a list of the successes of the last few weeks: 1)    LSR is now official:  We are a proper association which gives us more ways…

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