Christian Aid calls for action in support of refugees

An earlier vigil for refugees outside Belfast City Hall
An earlier vigil for refugees outside Belfast City Hall

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).