UK Refugees

Every Child Has The Right To Play, Wherever They Live In The World

Aleema Shivji | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK
Aleema Shivji

© Erika Pineros / Handicap International During my missions around the world as a physiotherapist for Handicap International, one of the things that...

Britain Welcomes More Than 4,000 Syrian Refugees Over Past Year

Stephen Hale | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK
Stephen Hale

Our research shows that 73% of Brits agree that learning English is not only beneficial to refugees - it also benefits Britain. If they are to make friends, find work and start contributing to their communities, all refugees must have full and equal access to English language lessons. Enabling all refugees to access free English lessons isn't a handout; it's an investment in Britain's future.

Sending Refugees Back To A Conflict Zone Should Not Be Up For Sale

Jonathan Whittall | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Whittall

Sending people back to a conflict zone should not be up for sale. 2015 recorded the highest number of Afghans fleeing their country since the US-led military intervention of 2001. This latest deal threatens to push back thousands of men, women and children into harm's way, forcibly returning them en masse to a country still in the grip of conflict.

Bicycles And Blankets: Protecting Children In Za'atari

Lily Caprani | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK
Lily Caprani

This week has brought us the incredible news that The Boy on the Bicycle, a documentary about Syrian refugee children who have been forced to flee the...

A Third Of The Calais Jungle Children Have Gone Missing

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK

Almost a third of the children who had been staying in the Calais refugee camp dubbed the “Jungle” have gone missing, a worrying new report has fo...

A Week In A Refugee Camp

Josh Fields | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Josh Fields

These people did not choose to be in this situation of torment. Just as we did not choose to be in our situation of privilege. And let us realise that it is only by chance that we were not born into these circumstances. Mere chance. Imagine if the shoe were on the other foot.

Refugee Kids Trying To Make It To Britain Think 'They Were Better Off In Filthy Calais Camp'

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK

Refugee children trying to reach Britain feel they were better off in the squalid Calais camp, amid claims some are being forced to work on fruit farm...

He Escaped The Bombs - But He Can't Escape Winter

Richard Reoch | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK
Richard Reoch

Among the many lies of our times, one is the persistent belief that the job is done once a refugee makes it to safety. All the more so when they make it to the white and blue tents of a UN camp.

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.

Hosting A Refugee At Home - A Small Answer To A Big Problem

Sara Nathan | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK
Sara Nathan

Our hosts offer anything from a sofa-bed in the living room of a little flat above a shop in the edgy part of North London, to spacious suites with bathrooms in Notting Hill. What each does offer though is a generous heart and a desire to do something to those, and it could be any of us, fleeing war and persecution and facing a deeply uncertain future

Gary Lineker Confirms Talks With Walkers Over Advertising In The Sun

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK

Gary Lineker has suggested Walkers Crisps should end its relationship with The Sun after a spat with the tabloid media over the portrayal of child ref...

Borderline: A Refugee Spectacle

Tony Curzon Price | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tony Curzon Price

There's spectacle in every modern crisis. Take refugees: we watch, engulfed in the torrent of media, agog; we see crisis news spread through our socia...

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.

No Child Should Drown

Gemma Parkin | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK
Gemma Parkin

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 Cinderella Story: Education For Syrian Refugees In Southern Turkey

Jeyda Yelkalan | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK
Jeyda Yelkalan

For the first time in four years, nine-year-old Aysha is attending school and dreaming of becoming a doctor, but it was not long ago that the young Sy...


Caitlin Ryan | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK
Caitlin Ryan

This rhetoric is so common that it's often not countered at all and instead, in some countries at least, put on the front page of the newspaper and repeated by politicians. It is only drop in the ocean of a very rough sea but If MSF with over 40 years' experience working with refugees and migrants can't respond to the popularist anti-migrant bile that is sweeping across Europe, who can?

The Waugh Zone November 4, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday, November 4… 1) MEET THE BLOCKERS Have you caught your breath yet? Theresa May is trying to get on ...

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.

'The Past Will Not Let Me Sleep': One Sudan Refugee Shares His Harrowing Story

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK

Hassan Hassan was just seven years old when his father was killed by janjaweed - the militia which operates in Darfur, Sudan. “I remember it exactly...

How To Counter Those Viral Memes Against Taking In Child Refugees

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK

The UK is set to accept 3,000 child refugees by 2020, echoing the Kindertransport initiative 77 years ago which saw thousands of vulnerable youngsters...

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

How Can You Help Children In Mosul?

Mike Penrose | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK
Mike Penrose

Estimates put the number of civilians living in Mosul at 1.2-1.5 million and it is thought that almost half are children, who may require lifesaving assistance as the conflict intensifies over the coming days and weeks.

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 ...

Humanity Embraced Through The Power Of Football

Isha Johansen | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Sport
Isha Johansen

For my Jordan experience (as I fondly now refer to it as) reaffirmed what I have always felt. That there are two types of people in this world: those who make history, and those who are part of making history. Similarly in the world of football, there are two types of people: Those who love the game, and those who use it to change lives.