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MISHWAR AMAL - JOURNEYS OF HOPE FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1054: tabled on 13 March 2017

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House congratulates the efforts of Mishwar Amal, Journeys of Hope, which provides relief and support for communities in refugee camps located in the Akkar region of Lebanon, where nearly half the population consists of Syrian refugees; notes that the organisation, founded in May 2016 by Anthony Collins, originally from Glasgow, aims to improve the wellbeing of refugee families by developing their skills through the provision of creative projects, as well as other recreational activities, fostering links between Lebanese, Syrians and Palestinians; further notes that there are 500,000 Palestinians and 1.8 million Syrians living in settlements across Lebanon; commends Mishwar Amal for the integration of sustainable practices into its humanitarian and development efforts in the spirit of the 2015 UN sustainable development goals, strengthening capacities, self-reliance and solidarity among the communities; further notes in particular the work of the Mishwar Music Studio, a programme to create a fruitful and self-sustaining cycle for music development, production and marketing as well as a recycyling project involving skill-building for young women and men which integrates different communities facing similar challenges; further congratulates Mr Collins and the Mishwar Amal team on their efforts in strengthening communities in the face of economic and social hardships; wishes Mishwar Amal continued success in its attempt to improve the lives of refugees; and encourages others to work as hard as the Mishwar Amal team in providing support to those affected by humanitarian crises.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Livingston
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2017
Aberdeen North
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 2017
Edinburgh South West
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2017
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2017
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2017
West Dunbartonshire
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 March 2017
Foyle
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2017
Motherwell and Wishaw
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2017
North East Fife
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 March 2017
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2017
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2017
York Central
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2017
Glasgow South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 March 2017
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 15 March 2017
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2017
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2017
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2017
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2017
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2017
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2017
Argyll and Bute
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2017
Stirling
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 March 2017
South Down
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Gordon
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 March 2017
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2017
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2017
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 March 2017
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2017
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 March 2017
Banff and Buchan
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2017
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 March 2017
Arfon
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2017
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.