Emmeline Skinner Cassidy
Programme Support Officer
I come from Durham and first began working with refugees and asylum seekers in the North East as a teenager. I went on to study Arabic at university and spent a year in Amman where, alongside my studies, I volunteered with Oxfam’s Syrian refugee support programme. This year I completed a Master’s degree in Migration Studies before starting work with Reset. I now live in London but as a keen runner and hiker I’m always looking for ways to escape the city!
I believe passionately in Britain’s duty to welcome refugees and asylum seekers from around the world. Community Sponsorship is an exciting innovation which has the potential to improve the experiences of refugees when they arrive in the UK and to engage more British people positively in the processes of providing refuge and asylum.