UK Migrants

Here's A Dose Of Perspective On The Media Coverage Of Eurostar 'Ordeal'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

Social media users are bemoaning media coverage of today's Eurostar delays, comparing the "ordeal" suffered by holiday-makers travelling between Brita...

5 Charts About Migration That You Shouldn't Forget

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

The rising number of migrants who die on their journeys across the Mediterranean is laid bare in five charts, which reveal that deaths in the region m...

This Is Not a Migrant Crisis, This Is a Refugee Crisis

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

Millions are on the move. War is not the only contributing factor - climate change is tightening its grip on the planet, and the industrialised west continues to burn fossil fuels while poorer countries pay the price. The UK has to play a significant part in alleviating the suffering.

This Is How Desperate Migrants Are Getting To Flee Their Home Countries

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

This picture of a migrant painfully crammed behind the engine of a car reveals the horrific measures hundred of desperate people are enduring to enter...

Seven Angela Merkel Immigration Quotes That You'd Never Hear In Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

Despite arson attacks by far-right protesters on its refugee shelters, Germany is regarded by some as an example of how to treat people coming from di...

Tory Councillor Grovels After Posting Boat Of Naked Women Captioned 'If Carlsberg Did Illegal Immigrants'

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

A Tory councillor has apologised after sharing a photo of nude women on a boat with the caption: “If Carlsberg did illegal immigrants.” Mike K...

Europe's Migrants: Urgency and Empathy Needed

Alistair Burnett | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

In many reports you could be forgiven for forgetting many of these migrants are fellow human beings who have risked their lives to escape Syria, Iraq, Eritrea or Sudan and make their way to Europe to seek sanctuary.

The Importance of Gratitude

Marta Krupinska | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marta Krupinska

Lots of us have plenty of reasons to be grateful yet still focus on the negative aspects of life. It's not a surprise that our capitalist culture has led to a feeling of always wanting more - when in reality we need to take stock and be grateful for what we already have.

Up To 50 Refugees Found In Lorry Feared Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

Austrian authorities say at least 20 migrants have been found dead in a lorry in the country's eastern province of Burgenland. Reports from Krone ...

Al Jazeera Will Not Say Mediterranean 'Migrants' but We Should

Judith Vonberg | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK
Judith Vonberg

By rejecting the term and using 'refugee' instead as a means of arousing the empathy and compassion we should be feeling towards these people, Al Jazeera gives credence to the illiberal voices telling us that migrants are not worthy of our compassion.

The Silent Majority Should Stand Up to Welcome Those Fleeing Persecution

Daniel Fox | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Fox

It should not be a matter coping. We should welcome these people because they will thrive in Britain and Britain will thrive because of them. Imagine a 20th century Britain without the influence of Jewish refugees; it would have grown up a poorer place.

'We Are Not Dangerous, We Are in Danger': Inside 'The Jungle' Migrant Camp

Mike Snelle | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK
Mike Snelle

There is a deadly humanitarian crisis on our doorstep, and our current approach is compounding the problem. If the people in The Jungle were white Europeans, I have no doubt that we do everything possible to help them. Instead, we allow desperate people to exist in appalling conditions, and build fences to ensure they stay there. If I were a more courageous man, I would have brought someone back with me.

"I Don't Want to Remember the Journey - Ever"

Hedinn Halldorsson | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK
Hedinn Halldorsson

One in every 122 people in the world are asylum seekers, refugees or internally displaced in their own countries. More than half of the world's refugees are children. One of them is Sami*. He is 15, from Syria. Sami is here with a friend, his family are back in Syria.

Why 30million Displaced Boys and Girls Urgently Need Our Help This World Humanitarian Day

Gordon Brown | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK
Gordon Brown

Today is about action, not just words - it is World Humanitarian Day. It is not a celebration. It is a much-needed recognition of those "who face danger and adversity in order to help others," a clear signal that there IS good in the world and a message to millions that life is precious. And what better way to recognise those who help others in the most dire circumstances than to announce we will give priority to new and better international support so humanitarians can carry out their mission to provide every child with opportunity in some of the most trying circumstances.

Festival-Goers Urged To Donate Tents To Hungary Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

A festival in Hungary is encouraging campers to show solidarity to refugees entering the country by donating their tents and sleeping bags. Organi...

LEAKED: David Cameron's Plans For Dealing With Young People

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Comedy

Just days after getting our hands on a leaked list of people banned from voting in Labour's leadership race and the Labour leadership election ballot ...

This 'Last Leg' Rant About Migrants Is Painfully Poignant

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Comedy

Adam Hills, star of Channel 4's 'The Last Leg', has decided it's time for us to look at migrants as human beings, not swarms of benefit scroungers and...

The Calais Migrant Crisis

Simon Goodman | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK
Simon Goodman

The Calais Migrant crisis is dominating the news at the moment, so there's no way that you will have failed to see something about it. What we're cons...

The Impact of Calais on Traffic in Kent Is a Symptom of Long-term Issues That Demand Better Than Short-term Fixes by Government

Richard Burden | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

It's not only in politics that a week is a long time. Last week our TV screens were dominated by scenes long queues of stationary lorries stacked up a...

We Are Europe - We Can Do Better

Vickie Hawkins | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK
Vickie Hawkins

We are Europe - we promote to the world the importance of respect for human rights and protection of individual liberty. The UK has frequently been at the vanguard of that effort. The Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis that I've met over the past 48 hours have unfortunately yet to see that side of us.

Police Blast Migrants With Fire Extinguishers As Violence Breaks Out In Greece

AP | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK

Fights broke out among migrants Tuesday on the Greek island of Kos, where overwhelmed authorities are struggling to contain increasing numbers of peop...

My Father Was an Illegal Immigrant

Robin Lustig | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

The nearly a quarter of a million people who have arrived in Europe this year represent a massive headache for the authorities in both Italy and Greece, who are desperate for more help from their EU partners... The real scandal is not how many people are huddled in Calais hoping to get to the UK, but how few we are allowing in.

Katie Hopkins Has Been Questioned By Police Over THAT Migrants Column

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK

Katie Hopkins has been questioned by police over allegations of incitement of racial hatred. The matter is believed to be in connection with a con...

'Instagram Migrant' Is In Fact A Beach Handball Player From Spain

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK

A man who appeared to be a migrant who Instagrammed his 'illegal' journey from North Africa to Spain has been revealed to be a beach handball player w...

A Surprising Number Of Calais Migrants Might Be Reaching The UK

PA | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK

As many as seven in ten migrants in Calais may be reaching the UK, police figures suggest.Research by French authorities estimates that 70% of those w...