UK Refugee

Myanmar Refugees: There Is No Greater Toll Than The Loss Of Life

Imran Madden | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK
Imran Madden

At the point where so many seek a new life, for too many it marks the end of theirs - surely a toll too high to pay.

The Day I Left 75 Relatives To Die

Yabome Gilpin-Jackson | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK
Yabome Gilpin-Jackson

life less ordinary banner It was the day I learnt that the feeling of a farewell cloaked in the shadow of death was worst than the finality of a loved one's funeral. The pain in my body in that moment far surpassed what I'd felt just nine months prior at my father's funeral. So I did not, could not, say bye when we drove away.

Theresa May's Irrational Fear Of The European Court Of Justice

Dr Michael Arnheim | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Michael Arnheim

It cannot be sufficiently stressed that in every human rights case there are human rights involved on both sides. A human rights case against the government is not just that: it is a case against the mass of law-abiding members of society. Theresa May and David Davis, please note!

Theresa May's Ill-Advised Hostility To The European Court Of Justice

Dr Michael Arnheim | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Michael Arnheim

It cannot be sufficiently stressed that in every human rights case there are human rights involved on both sides. A human rights case against the government is not just that: it is a case against the mass of law-abiding members of society. Theresa May and David Davis, please note!

Don't Deport Me, I'm British

Bashir Naderi | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK
Bashir Naderi

When people like me who have arrived in the UK as unaccompanied asylum-seeking children turn seventeen and a half, the Home Office starts the process of removing us back to our countries of birth. The system requires us to prove why we should be allowed to stay and why we should not be sent back. The Home Office thought it safe for me to go back to Afghanistan, so under the system I was automatically detained and placed behind bars ready to be removed from the country.

Different Pasts, Shared Future - What The Theme Of This Year's Refugee Week Means To Me

Farid Mall | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK
Farid Mall

The journey was stressful, my wife cried a lot, but we did our best to hide it for the sake of our young boys. We finally arrived in Gatwick Airport on 16th September 1998, very thankful to be safe.

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.

Out of the Frying Pan

Tom Cook | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Politics
Tom Cook

R is a deeply troubled young man. He looks smaller, shrunken somehow since the last time I saw him. His delicate Hazara features betray a deep well of...

Living In Limbo: Why We Should Be Talking More About Syrian Refugees In Lebanon

Nour Kobayter | Posted 01.01.2017 | UK
Nour Kobayter

During a visit to a small German town that housed a large proportion of Syrian refugees and asylum-seekers, I found myself asking a few individuals about their journey to Germany from Syria. Whilst every person had their unique story, there seemed to be one constant feature that stood out to me: the journey to Germany almost always started in Lebanon.

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...

A Rebel Against The Chastity Belt

Sufiya Ahmed | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Sufiya Ahmed

In Somalia it is called 'Pharaohs' because it was introduced three thousand years ago by the Pharaohs. I have type 3. It was done to me so I could be presented with proof as a virgin to my husband on my wedding night. It is the husband's prize and it is his job to force himself inside

University Raises £20k To Pay For Refugees' 'Life-Changing' Education

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Two refugees from war-torn countries have been given a second chance at their education thanks to a new scholarship programme launched by the Universi...

Welcome to the Jungle! Part 3.

Anne-Marie Wilde | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Anne-Marie Wilde

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 ...

Welcome to the Jungle! Part 2

Anne-Marie Wilde | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Anne-Marie Wilde

A Student Nurses First Experience of Volunteering First Aid to the Refugees of Calais. Part 2: Baptism of Fire Please note, the names that appear in...

Welcome To The Jungle! Part 1.

Anne-Marie Wilde | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Anne-Marie Wilde

A Student Nurses First Experience of Volunteering First Aid to the Refugees of Calais. Part 1: The Lead Up Please note, the names that appear in thi...

Calais Volunteering, Dignity, And The Failures Of The First World

Arthur Peirce | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

What is often forgotten, and left behind in coverage, is that every single refugee, each statistic in some newspaper, is a life that has been absolutely shattered. Now, as their home is once again to be demolished, the lives and futures of each and every refugee in Calais is once again uncertain.

The Wild Washerwomen Of Calais

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

By hiking into Calais town to use the launderettes there, asking French men in bars to use their washing machines (haha), and using everything imaginable as clothes horse's, our lovely Wild Washerwomen, against all odds, washed wildly, and continue to wash!

Stuck In The Mud: Fighting Broken Promises For The Children Of Calais

Iona Lawrence | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Politics
Iona Lawrence

But as the summer draws to a close the system is still moving at a snail's pace and there are 178 unaccompanied children stuck in Calais today, unable to reach their loved ones in the UK. A year since Aylan Kurdi's body was washed up on the beach in Turkey, we need Theresa May's new government to step up and stick to this commitment.

We Took Pokemon Go to a Refugee Camp - This Is What Happened

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

Pokemon Go has swept across the world in the last few weeks, so we took it to Calais to play it with our friends there...

65 Years of Saving Refugees' Lives

Maurice Wren | Posted 29.07.2017 | UK Politics
Maurice Wren

The refugees' stories I've told here are truly heart rending, but they also fill me with pride and with hope. This is who we are as a country. This is who we must remain. This is Britain at its best.

#RefugeesWelcome in Birmingham

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

The 20th-26th June marked Refugee Week. Many events took place over the course of the week to celebrate refugees in Birmingham, such as the Celebratin...

Child Refugees in Lebanon: Finding Hope for the Future

Dr Mairead Collins | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Dr Mairead Collins

Places for children in schools are massively important, but the international community must work harder to turn their plans into action: accelerate the implementation of education and employment initiatives on the ground to make it possible for children to actually go to school. Then children can begin to live the childhood they deserve, and find some hope for their future.

With Refugee Children Forced to Live in Squalor in Forests We Ask - Is This Really 21st Century Europe?

Lliana Bird | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Lliana Bird

Today is World Refugee Day, yet for the 65.3million people across the world currently displaced today is no different from any other day. Fareed means "alone" in Arabic, but together we can stand in solidarity with refugees across the world, not only today, but every day.

Learning to Smile Again: Saving Lives and Relieving Suffering in Al-Dora, Iraq

Larissa Schneider | Posted 03.06.2017 | UK
Larissa Schneider

Nine-year-old Haneen has not eaten for days and often cries herself to sleep. Born with physical disabilities, Haneen is unable to hear, speak or walk since birth - issues that would be challenging in any environment, let alone in a camp outside of Baghdad for people who have fled their homes.

Closing Our Hearts and Minds to Refugee Children Are Not the Actions of a World-Leading Moral Country

Rabbi Harry Jacobi | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK
Rabbi Harry Jacobi

It was with great upset that I watched the debate and votes in the House of Commons on Monday night, where MPs defeated an amendment to allow 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees into Britain. Like so many people in this country - of all ages, faiths and political affiliations - I was left sad and stunned.