Breaking the fast with a refugee family from Syria

14 June 2017

Syrian family with Leader Cllr ButtA refugee family from war-torn Syria joined the Leader of the Council at an Iftar event on Monday (12 June).



Iftar is the evening meal when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast. An event to mark the occasion was held at the Islamia School on Monday with the official end marked by the sunset which took place at approximately 9:20pm.



A family of four who moved to Brent at the end of March after fleeing from Syria was met by Leader of the Council, Cllr Muhammed Butt, at their house in NW10 before joining him at the event.



The event comes before Refugee Week which will take place from 19-25 June.



Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of the Council, said:



"I was very pleased to meet Jamal, Hiba and their children and learn how well they are settling into Brent.



I'm proud that we can offer people the opportunity to build new lives. And I'm proud that this is something so many of our residents wholeheartedly support. I truly feel that we cannot and should not sit by as people flee for their lives, search for homes, or live in an existence many of us cannot even comprehend and will probably never experience.



"And I'm proud that in Brent we can offer the people from Syria something more than refuge. I hope this family continue to enjoy living in Brent and integrating themselves into our fantastic community."



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