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How Volunteering With Help Refugees UK Helped Relieve My Depression And Made My World Bigger

Charles Howe | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Charles Howe

In 2016 I experienced a lot of change and found myself fumbling from one job to another; signing the dotted line on yet another zero hour contract. I wanted remain but lost and my mind became hazy. I felt detached until it suddenly occurred to me that what I really wanted to do was something fulfilling, constructive and meaningful.

The Mayor Of Calais Has Banned Food Distribution To Refugees - A Response And A Plea For Harmony

Arthur Peirce | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

I feel the resolution to this refugee crisis, and all global crises is with kindness. There ultimately needs to be infrastructure to provide for the care of the refugees. Whether this is with the full support of major NGOs or the UN, or simply local communities welcoming refugees in with arms open.

Home Office Set To Review Asylum Claims From Children In The Calais 'Jungle' Camp

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics

Child refugees who have been turned away from the UK could have their cases reviewed, as the Home Office comes under pressure over the early closure o...

The UK's Abandonment Of Child Refugees Is A Disgrace For Us All

Asher Kessler | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Asher Kessler

Over the summer I spent some time working with refugees in northern Greece. Most of my hours in the camp were spent listening to people, whether about their story of crossed continents, the loved ones they were trying find or simply the daily problems they faced.

Calais Volunteers Take On Amber Rudd's 'Shameful' Halting Of Child Refugee Scheme

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK

More than 50,000 people are calling on Home Secretary Amber Rudd to “respect the rights of young refugees” after the government ditched its scheme...

Away From The Politics, Here's The Potentially Deadly Reality Of Halting The Dubs Amendment

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK

Campaigners working in Calais have said the Government’s sudden decision to stop taking in lone child refugees is “shameful” and “cruel”, as...

The Government's Betrayal Of Refugees, And Us

Arthur Peirce | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics
Arthur Peirce

The history of Syria is not a peaceful one, even before the current civil war, Syria had been ruled by the iron fist of dictators, the people suffering from heavy sectarian violence. Though the land it occupies has been home to people for thousands of years, the country of Syria is less than a century old, and herein lies the key to its bloody history.

The Myth Of Post-Brexit Strong Borders, The Deceit Of Remain And Brexit Politicians

Chris Hobbs | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Politics
Chris Hobbs

Doubtless both the 'Remainers and Brexiteers' will ignore the very real issues stated above while, if asked to comment, the Home Office will produce its usual bland spin along the lines of; 'the Home Office is committed to strong borders and we are confident we have the resources to cope with all eventualities post Brexit.'

Young People Are Still Dying In Calais

Benny Hunter | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Benny Hunter

I returned to Calais this past week, several months since the eviction of the refugee camp that had once existed there. I hoped to find the port returned to its former slumber, a tourist town of not much of note once again - but instead I found that the refugee crisis in the North of France is far from over.

My Foster Daughter The Refugee

Debbie Williams | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Parents
Debbie Williams

The day she arrived at my home I opened the door to find a pretty little girl that looked very thin and scared. The social worker was holding her hand and she looked terrified. I was told she couldn't speak English so I was mindful of my body language and facial expressions. If she couldn't understand English, she would understand love and affection.

Children Continue To Arrive In Calais With Nothing: Why My Christmas Shopping Looks Different This Year

Clare Moseley | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Moseley

This week five boys arrived with us (Care4Calais) from Eritrea. Three of them are 16 years old, one is 15 and one is 17. I try hard not to get perso...

750 Children From The Calais 'Jungle' Have Been Brought To Britain

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 10.12.2016 | UK

More than 750 children have been brought to the UK under the government’s scheme to transfer youngsters from the ‘Jungle’ refugee camp. Minist...

After Calais Eviction, Child Refugees 'Abandoning New Homes' To Come To UK Illegally

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK

Child refugees, who used to live in the squalid Calais Jungle camp, are leaving new homes in France and sleeping rough because they don’t believe au...

Life After Calais For The Kids Of 'The Jungle'

Benny Hunter | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK
Benny Hunter

Every day that they hear nothing draws them closer to despair. Without hope of reaching the UK by legal routes, more vulnerable children like Dawit will decide to take their fate into their own hands, leaving them homeless in Europe during the freezing Winter months.

Emergency Medical And Dental Care In The Demolished Jungle

Ali Amir | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ali Amir

Having set off from Cardiff on Friday evening, we had no idea of whether we would even make it to Calais due to heightened security on the border and media reports suggesting that the refugee camp in Calais had been demolished; all refugees had apparently been relocated across France. However, we arrived safely in Calais via the euro tunnel with our car stuffed with clothes, medications and dental materials.

What Now For The Unaccompanied Calais 'Jungle' Children Arriving In The UK?

Sarah Richardson | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK
Sarah Richardson

Surely we have not become so desensitised to the images of war and displaced children on our TV screens that we cannot extend compassion to children so much less fortunate than our own. If the boot was on the other foot how would we feel if these were our children needing to be looked after?

Not Challenging Immigration Rhetoric Now Will Lead Society Down A Dark Path

Bradley Allsop | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics
Bradley Allsop

For every single one of us that stands up, another child receives a pair of shoes or a warm meal, another mind is changed and heart softened and, as more of us do so, another politician starts to listen and has a reason to speak about migration in a different way. In a world that screams at us not to care, not to challenge, not to go against the crowd, be brave and take a stand. Human lives are at stake.

Dear The Daily Mail: Here In Devon, We Welcome Refugees

Ewan Somerville | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ewan Somerville

I sincerely hope that the refugees that have arrived here in North Devon are unaware of the words that are being written in some quarters in the British press. What is certain is that we could not have done more to welcome these children, and I feel proud to have played my part by speaking out, ensuring their new lives here in the UK are the best they can possibly be.

Francois Hollande Tells UK It Must 'Do Its Part' To Settle 1,500 Young Calais Refugees

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK

The French president has urged British authorities to “do their part” to settle 1,500 refugee children left in Calais. Francois Hollande said th...

Daughter Of 'Britain's Schindler' Calls For 'Kindness And Welcome' For Young Refugees

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.10.2016 | UK

The daughter of the man dubbed “The British Oskar Schindler” has called on Britain to show the same “kindness and welcome” to young refugees f...

We Showed Refugee Children In Calais A Better Side To Europe

Julian Sayarer | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Politics
Julian Sayarer

In among the chaos and the dismal conditions of Calais, there were glimmers of a better version of Europe than these Syrians, Afghans, Eritreans and other nationalities were treated to behind the razor wire fencing

Children Pictured Sleeping On 'Cold Industrial Estate', After Being 'Completely Abandoned' In Calais

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK

Children are being abandoned and left to sleep alone and without shelter after French authorities demolished the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp and did not ...

Brazen Video Of Truck Driver Freeing Five 'Migrants' On Major Road Sparks Outrage

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK

A video showing a truck driver helping five “suspected migrants” out of the back of his lorry has prompted outrage online. The clip, filmed from ...

Calais Jungle Camp: Mission Accomplished?

Dorothy Sang | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Politics
Dorothy Sang

Yesterday I saw a 17-year-old boy with a broken leg forced to hobble up the road to register, then turned away without so much as a second glance as registration was closed. Turned away and given no alternative for a place to sleep.

Gary Lineker And Lily Allen Hit Back At Press Attacks Over Refugee Sympathies

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK

Gary Lineker and Lily Allen have hit back at press attacks over their sympathy for refugees, with Lineker saying it is “worth it” despite the barr...