Islington Refugee Forum organised a meeting on 3rd December 2015 concerning the Refugee Crisis. It was attended by 22 people and was hosted by experts from organisations which are active in Islington as well as speakers from the council. Cllr. Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council; Dr Lisa Doyle, Head of Advocacy from The Refugee Council; Anuska Casas Pinto, London Outreach Manager from Refugee Action; Jacqueline Broadhead, Corporate Policy and Equality Manager from Islington Council, Ratip Alsulaimen, Co-ordinator of The British Syrian Education Centre and Dashty Jamal, Co-ordinator of the Federation of Iraqi Refugees. The aim of the meeting was to raise awareness about the challenges that refugees face and what the refugee organisations might offer to support their needs.