In June 2014, after seeing the crisis in Syria and Iraq in which almost 6 million people have been displaced, leaders from across Citizens UK were distraught. Only very few Syrian and Iraqi refugees had been brought to this country (by May 2015, only 187 Syrians have been resettled in the UK). Leaders wanted to do more. They knew if they organised themselves into strong, diverse teams and worked together, not only could they build successful local campaigns to get their Councils to commit to resettling refugees, but they could inspire people from across the UK to do the same.
Here are a few of their stories.