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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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A success story!

by Bassie Scott One of the families that LSR has been looking after since November has been re-housed to Carcassonne for the moment from the pretty dire squats they were in, in…

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Refugees: Leaving Everything Behind

By Bassie Scott As you may know, I’ve been helping a new refugee family here. I wanted to share this story so folk may better understand why they had to leave their…

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Refugees: The Things We Do!

The plight of the refugees in so many places is heart rending. We as LSR members are trying to do whatever we can to help. Even if we have to dance, sing,…

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Refugees: Good Stuff!

Good things happen. The refugee crisis offers up a constant stream of appalling stories and images, but there are positive stories as well and here’s one. This photo may not look like…

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On Innovation, New Year’s Resolutions, and the Refugee Crisis

                                                         Photo by Krissy Mayhew By Natasha Freidus A few months ago I decided to officially give myself a mini-sabbatical to dedicate time to the refugee crisis facing Europe. While the crisis…

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