Words will not make me authentically British. Am I converting to Britishianity? (I coined that phrase, because apparently we can coin entire value systems by copying global ones nowadays). If we are truly moving towards advocating secular systems, why this strange fundamentalism?
Undocumented children and young people are incredibly vulnerable. The government's 'hostile environment' agenda has real and concrete repercussions as fear of being discovered often prevents engagement with agencies and services such as health and education they so desperately need. In many cases they and their families end up facing extreme poverty as working without permission could lead to loss of earnings, savings and a criminal conviction.
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.
When I was on board Save the Children's rescue ship, we helped save nearly 400 people in one day, including a one month old baby and a woman who was nine months pregnant and staggered on board helped by three of our rescue team.
A Student Nurses First Experience of Volunteering First Aid to the Refugees of Calais. Part 3: Humanity Please note, the names that appear in this ...
When the practical and economic feasibility of a routine 7-day NHS has been roundly debunked by senior doctors, service providers and analyists, it is only natural to ask how this is going to happen. Maybe, we ought to be thinking a little more naturally ourselves, and prepare for our complementary secretary of state for health to give us a very complementary 7-day routine NHS.
It is advisable the EU and international order avoid calls for open borders and instead create a detailed and structured framework with which to combat the crisis- an undeniably complex and onerous task.
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I'm standing up for the Poles and it's about time someone did. Ever since the WW2, when Polish spitfire pilots played a critical, essential role to winning the Battle of Britain, they've felt severely unappreciated and now even more so after the flabbergasting Brexit result.
I have worked in the charity sector for three years now, and have attended countless multi-million pound conferences. I understand the benefits of bri...
Just over a year ago you will have seen a photograph of the lifeless body of Alan Kurdi on an Aegean beach. It was said that the photograph "shook the world", but more than 3,000 more people have died, or are missing, in the Mediterranean this year alone. We, and our politicians, might disagree about many things but we should all agree that the senseless death of children - on any scale - is not something that we can ignore.
The reality, however, is that well-managed migration can benefit national economies. Despite the popular belief that a new wave of immigrants will increase unemployment, the National Institute of Economics and Social Research says there is no aggregate impact of migration on unemployment. Similar misconceptions abound about the strain on public services.
This year, while we're marvelling at the record-breaking feats of gymnasts, divers, cyclists and others in Rio, it's troops in Ukraine who have been put on high alert in response to a military build-up on the Russian side of the border...
Ironically, anti-immigration press attention could counteractively lead to the type of homegrown terrorism its readers are seeking to prevent. While there appears to be no single reason to account for what leads a person onto the path of extremism, there is a close-knit relationship between marginalisation and radicalisation.
I'm certain Britain being part of the EU makes complete economic sense. And not just for the success of my business, but for the success of the country as a whole.
We face the usual mid-year Mediterranean crisis. There is a new government in Libya, but organised criminals and traffickers - as well as terrorist groups - are still in full control of the most dangerous migration route available for people desperate enough to risk it.