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Syrian refugees from a Manchester-based centre visit Mytholmroyd to help with flood efforts

The same group of Syrian refugees help during the Rochdale floods Credit: MEN SYNDICATION

A group of Syrian refugees, organised by Manchester-based advocacy and community group Rethink Rebuild Society headed to Mytholmroyd today to help with flood efforts and the clean-up operation.

Yasser Al-Jassem, a Syrian refugee who escaped Syria a few months ago, fleeing from both the Assad regime and Da’esh, is heading the initiative. He says:

I volunteered when I was in Aleppo, Syria. I was an ambulance driver and helped with humanitarian rescue efforts when the Assad regime bombed civilian areas. Now in the UK, I also want to volunteer, and so do many other Syrians who recognise the importance of humanitarian efforts like this one because of the destruction in our homeland. Our experience on Tuesday when we volunteered in Littleborough was extremely uplifting, both for us and for the community which we helped. With everything that is happening in our homeland in Syria, it is nice to be helping with basic humanitarian initiatives where we can.

– Yasser Al-Jassem

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