NWMF appeal for people to help refugees

NWMF CEO and founder, Lilian Seenoi pictured with the Mayor of Derry and Strabane Councillor Elisa McCallion.
NWMF CEO and founder, Lilian Seenoi pictured with the Mayor of Derry and Strabane Councillor Elisa McCallion.

North West Migrants Forum (NWMF) is appealing to people to contribute towards ‘welcome packs’ for Syrian refugees who will re-settle in Derry.

Approximately 50 Syrian refugees are expected to be re-settled in Derry and the wider North West in April.

It is believed that 10 families will be re-settled in Derry.

The ‘welcome packs’ will be given to each family when they arrive and CEO and founder of NWMF, Lilian Seenoi, has appealed to migrants already living and working in Derry to do what they can to help.

“NWMF is looking for support from the migrant community, friends and well wishers who may not be able to put together a family pack and would like to help by donating cash,” she said.

“NWMF is asking for them to contribute a minimum of £10 which will be used to buy essential things such as food and toiletries for these families when they arrive here.”

Anyone wishing to donate to the NWMF appeal can do so by calling into their offices at 25 William Street in Derry.

“As indicated by the Civic Action Group, the families will be arriving with practically nothing and we want to help them,” added Ms. Seenoi.

“We hope people will join us to make their transition to a new country a memorable one.

“£10.00 is nothing compared to the contribution it will make towards welcoming these families and showing them that we care,” she added.