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Be the Friendly Face of Brum

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Refugees are fleeing from danger in their home country and come to Britain to ask for safety.  Sadly, they face a ‘hostile environment’ from those in power.

From putting people in detention centres when they haven’t done anything wrong, to charging excessive fees to be stuck in limbo, government policy is not treating people humanely.

But local communities are proving that we’re better than this.

Let’s show that Brum is a welcoming city, proud to be a place of sanctuary.

Pop into Peace Hub, throughout May & June 2019 to

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