UK Refugees

Templehof Refugee Camp, Berlin: The Feeding Factory

April Humble | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK
April Humble

As more people that are squeezed in to Templehof, the space for giving recognition and worth to the individual is squeezed out. What about that beautiful slight Iraqi woman from Baghdad, with her five children, soft but defiant, with her great honey eyes? Or the troupe of women from Iran, so beautiful, so elegant, and yet appearing so very defeated by life.

Waiting for Trump's Wall? Europe's Already Busy Building

Andrew Legon | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Legon

If there are five stages of grief then we should all get started with the process now. After months of nervous laughter and disbelief it looks like Donald Trump will get the nomination. He'll be one step closer to the presidency. And with it, one step closer to making good on promises like building a Great Wall of Mexico.

Sadiq Khan Slams London's 'Badge Of Shame' Over Taking In Refugees

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK

Sadiq Khan has slammed the fact that London has taken in just a few dozen Syrian refugees, calling it a "a badge of shame" for the capital. In a passi...

The Waugh Zone July 28, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday April 28, 2016… 1) A TOTAL SHAH They got there in the end, but boy was it tortuous. Naz Shah’...

Two Hundred and Ninety Four MPs Vote Down Dubs Amendment

Jack Steadman | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK
Jack Steadman

On Monday night, 294 MPs voted against the Dubs Amendment to the Immigration bill, tabled in the House of Lords, which would have seen the UK accept 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees from Europe. Two hundred and ninety-four. That's the same number of unaccompanied minors Help Refugees found in the Calais 'Jungle' in their latest census.

The Truth About Turkey: EU Deal Endangers Lives

Marienna Pope-Weidemann | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Politics
Marienna Pope-Weidemann

The fatal shooting of 16 Syrian refugees at the Turkish border, including three children, have amplified fears over the EU-Turkey deal struck to outso...

The Waugh Zone April 26, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday April 26, 2016… 1) FROM MAJOR TO MINER For quite some time, Jeremy Hunt was tipped by some in hi...

Burundi Hero Who Saved 30,000 Children Awarded Million Dollar Prize By George Clooney

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK

George Clooney has presented a humanitarian worker from Burundi, who sheltered around 30,000 children from conflict, with a million dollar prize. Mar...

Chios chronicle: Here's how Europe welcomed a young Afghan man who fled the Taliban

Conor Fortune | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Politics
Conor Fortune

By Conor Fortune, News Writer at Amnesty International You can't stop a ship dead in its tracks, but sometimes you can change its course. And that'...

George Clooney To Honour World’s Modern-Day Saviours

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK

George Clooney is set to honour some of the world’s modern-day saviours at a ceremony in Armenia on Sunday. The $1,000,000 (£700,000) Aurora Prize ...

What Do We Say to Refugees When They Ask 'Germany, Austria Good?'

Zoe Gilchrist | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Zoe Gilchrist

Last summer the refugee crisis dominated the media, I read article after article describing the conditions and the difficulties that refugees were facing in their attempt to escape war and search for the opportunity of a better life. As I sat in my flat in Istanbul reading the stories of refugees - I decided it was time to do something.

Pope Francis Has Just Done Something Amazing For 12 Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.04.2016 | UK

Pope Francis welcomed 12 Syrian refugees on board his charter plane after an emotional visit to the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday. The pontiff w...

You Know What? Together, We've Done Good

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

For our first collection we asked you to sort your donated hand-me-downs by size and season. And you did really well, with around 40,000 pieces of clothing donated, potentially saving them from landfill.

Rubber Bullets and Tear Gas: Refugees Are Facing Police Violence at Every Stage of Their Journey

Heenali Patel | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Heenali Patel

For vulnerable people like Leyla and Ahmed the road ahead is fraught with danger, and until refugees are provided with safe passage across borders the threat of violence or abuse will shadow them at every turn.

'Impossible Wait' That Could Mean More Child Refugees Dying To Get To Britain

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.04.2016 | UK

After three months waiting in squalid refugee camps in northern France, Masud, 15, had finally lost faith his claim for asylum in Britain would ever b...

Up to 1,000 Asylum Seekers at Risk of Being Returned to Afghanistan as Major UK Refugee Charity Challenges the Government's Policy

Sam Bright | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
Sam Bright

With many politicians already calling for a more compassionate approach from the UK towards refugees, there will surely be mounting pressure on the government to reconsider its stance and to provide sanctuary for those at risk of depravity and insecurity if they are returned to Afghanistan.

European Union or Division? A Look Into the Refugee Crisis in Greece

Dimitrios Avraam | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Politics
Dimitrios Avraam

As the UK prepares to enter the later preparation stages of what would arguably be the most important referendum of its modern history, it seems that the EU is doing its best to turn most of the European population against it.

Women's History Month: The Forgotten Women of Syria

Thaslima Begum | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK
Thaslima Begum

Syrian refugee women are facing serious human rights violations, exploitation and gender-based violence on a daily basis.

End Impossible Choices, Choose Humanity

Hervé Verhoosel | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK
Hervé Verhoosel

Impossible choices are being made every day by more than 125 million people affected by crises and natural disasters. In fact, we are in the midst of the worst large-scale humanitarian crisis of our lifetime. Not since World War II have more people around the world been in desperate need of assistance as a direct result of ongoing conflict and violence.

Europe Can Do Better Than the EU-Turkey Deal

Mike Adamson | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK
Mike Adamson

We, the undersigned European Red Cross National Societies, are gravely concerned by the humanitarian implications of the agreement reached by the EU and Turkey to stem migration to Europe.

From the Syrian Border to the Shores of Lesvos; What Is It Really Like to Make the Harrowing Refugee Journey?

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

This is Ed... A couple of days ago Ed thought he was going to die. We love Ed, and were worried he might die too, but as he didn't, we can now tell his crazy story. Ed has just made the journey from the Syrian border, across Turkey to Izmir, and across the Aegean sea in a rubber dingy to Lesvos. Determined to show what refugees are ACTUALLY going through as they travel, he documented the journey every step of the way.

This Moving Poem Forces People To Re-Think Anti-Refugee Prejudice In A Very Clever Way

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK

A poet has forced people to re-think their prejudice against refugees with a startling poem highlighting the plight of those fleeing conflict and pers...

EU-Turkey Deal at Most Part of Solution to Refugee Crisis

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Deal with the devil? The refugees deal between the EU and Turkey has at least one hopeful aspect: for the first time during the migrant crisis the 28...

Arsenal Football Club Is Building Pitches For Iraqi Children

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Arsenal has built football pitches for children fleeing war in Iraq. The football club has teamed up with Save the Children to fund two pitches and tr...

Moving Legs, Money and Minds

Harriet Symes | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK
Harriet Symes

In October I was moved enough by this feeling to go and learn more and offer what I could in terms of help in the Calais refugee camp. Although I learnt a huge amount about the conditions of the camp and individual's traumas, I felt bewildered and lost and spent most of the 10 days that I was there, feeling like I was merely witnessing the situation rather than doing anything much to make it better.