Long Journey Home brought together newly arrived migrant artists with local artists to break down cultural walls and build bridges in our communities. We used these art forms: music, film, art, spoken word, theatre, and took part in many festivals and events 2005-2008.
We call upon the British and Irish States to act immediately so that all undocumented, destitute and migrant people in the legal process in both the UK and Ireland are granted Status Now, as in Leave to Remain. In this way every human, irrespective of their nationality or citizenship can access healthcare, housing, food and the same sources of income from the State as everyone else.
Little Amal, a young refugee, embarks on a remarkable journey – an epic voyage that will take her across Turkey, across Europe. To find her mother. To get back to school. To start a new life. Will the world let her? Can she achieve what now seems more impossible than ever?
We hear with sadness that one of the founder members of People’s Arts Collective – PAC, Sonja Grossner died last night, 12 April 2020. She had been unwell for some time. Our thoughts are with her daughter Lorna Grossner, who is also an active PAC member.
QUICK FACTS 1. Nine years of war, systematic targeting of health and water infrastructure by occupying Turkish forces, lack of international recognition, and the January 2020 closure of the only UN aid crossing into North and East Syria (NES) have left the autonomous region at extreme risk from coronavirus.
With the World Health Organization (WHO) refusing to support it directly, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) is reliant on its own meagre resources and aid routed via the Assad government, little of which ever arrives to the north-east.
At the time of writing (5 April), only 7 potential cases of coronavirus have been identified, though the lack of testing facilities outlined below means the real prevalence is far higher.