The NCF is deeply and profoundly saddened by the news of the brutal murder of British Labour Member of Parliament Jo Cox today. MP for Batley and Spen in West Yorkshire and a former aid worker, Jo Cox was chair of the All Party Parliamentary Friends of Syria group, a group she herself established. She cared deeply about Syria. She argued for greater Western engagement in Syria. She campaigned for more action on the refugee crisis. She was a married mother of two and entered parliament last year. Jo was also chair of the Labour Women’s Network and Senior Advisor to the Freedom Fund, an anti-slavery charity. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband Brendan Cox and her family on this terrible day.
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