Christian Aid Ireland has called on people to e-mail Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May to press the government to take a “courageous stand” on the refugee crisis at EU talks next week.
The charity’s chief executive Rosamond Bennett said the UK must play a full part in a “permanent, balanced and mandatory EU relocation scheme”.
Meanwhile, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane Elisha McCallion has urged public backing for a march in support of refugees being organised by trade unions. It departs from Waterside Railway Station today at 2pm.
A rally will also take place at Belfast City Hall at 2.30pm today (Saturday).