As part of my PhD research some of my students and myself set up a UCC group of staff and students called ‘Friends of Refugees’.
Our vision is:
The full protection of refugee rights throughout the world and an end to the causes of forced migration.
Our mission is:
To provide a forum for past and present students and staff of UCC to promote awareness of refugee issues, campaign for their rights and provide practical and humane responses to their needs.
Our Objectives are:
Objective 1: To raise awareness and encourage dialogue amongst students, staff and the wider public about the causes of forced migration and the needs and rights of refugees locally and internationally.
Objective 2: To Campaign for an end to forced migration and the protection of refugee rights throughout the world.
Objective 3: To provide Practical and Educational Supports to refugees and wider community locally and internationally.
Objective 4: To Collaborate with initiatives and networks seeking durable solutions to the world refugee crisis at Local, National and International levels.
Objective 5: To fundraise for the successful implementation of the work of the work of Friends of Refugees.