UK Refugees

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!

We Fact Checked The Daily Express Claim 12,000 Asylum Seekers Are 'On The Run'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK

A Daily Express front page has been branded “wholly incorrect” by the Home Office and “dangerous” by a charity, after it claimed 12,000 asylum...

Syrian Artists Imagine More Peaceful Future In Wake Of Crisis

Julia Karlysheva | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Julia Karlysheva

Conflict and displacement also carry with them the less visible scars of grief and trauma - feelings difficult to manage in adults, and even harder to manage in children. While it's unimaginable to ignore the effects of the war, can there really be reasons for optimism and hope? A group of Syrian artists believe so.

'There Is No Safe Place In Syria'

Aleema Shivji | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK
Aleema Shivji

The tragedy behind Iraj's story is shared by millions of Syrians displaced by the ongoing conflict. The numbers related to this crisis are so big, it can be hard to think of them as individual stories, specific families, unique faces... Each story we hear has one thing in common: explosive weapons are always part of their heart-breaking account.

Will Mosul Really Be Liberated?

Aysha Al-Fekaiki | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Aysha Al-Fekaiki

In a few weeks, over one million internally displaced Iraqis could be fleeing for their lives from the occupied city of Mosul in Iraq. Hundreds of US ...

Don't Forget The Syrian Refugees

Sam Coleman | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Sam Coleman

I know there are good people, kind people, loving people out there. You're probably one of them. So please, I urge you, donate some money to help these helpless war victims. We should not have to rely on charity but our government has failed to do enough and the opposition has been too consumed with inter-party spatting to curtail the government's inaction.

Data Shows Why Building A Wall In Calais Is Bound To Fail

Natalie Stanton | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Natalie Stanton

If policymakers are serious about resolving the crisis in Calais, they need to take immediate steps to fix this broken system. It has become clear that no progress will be made until funds are invested in educating and empowering the camp's residents, rather than continuing to segregate and dehumanise them.

Theresa May's Latest Immigration Plan Branded 'Skewed' By Top Charity

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK

Theresa May has been accused of “skewed priorities” over plans to redirect £100 million of the foreign aid budget to keep migrants out of Europe....

The Waugh Zone September 21, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday, September 21, 2016… 1) CLOSURE MOTION A bitter split, rumours of affairs with unsuitable part...

The World Must Create Safe Passage for Children and Refugees in Every Conflict

PJ Cole | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
PJ Cole

Children and women suffer the most in any conflict and arguably their needs are deemed secondary to the pressing matters facing the international comm...

Trump Jr's Anti-Refugee Skittles Tweet Used A Photo Taken By A Refugee

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK

Donald Trump Junior’s anti-refugee tweet about Skittles used a picture taken by a refugee without his permission, it has been revealed. The son of t...

This Week's UN Refugees Summitry: A Missed Opportunity?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Alistair Burnett

The next few days provide an opportunity to make the step change the UNHCR has prematurely hailed in the way governments, working together, could make life easier for refugees and reduce the strain on the countries currently bearing the brunt. This requires collective political will and individual leadership from the government heads gathered in New York, but, as things stand, the odds are this chance is going to be missed.

Carey Mulligan ‘Ashamed To Be British’ Over UK Response To Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK

Oscar-nominated actress Carey Mulligan says the UK’s “inaction” over the refugee crisis in France has left her feeling “ashamed to be British...

This Is How Many Americans Have Been Killed In The US By Syrian Refugee Terrorists

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK

Context: Sources: The viral claim that ‘no one’ refugee resettled since 9/11 has been ‘arrested on domestic terrorism charges’. Syr...

'Graveyard Of Refugee Lifejackets' In Parliament Square Ahead Of UN Migration Summit

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Politics

Campaigners have laid out thousands of refugee lifejackets in Parliament Square ahead of a migration summit in New York, to encourage world leaders to...

For Refugee Children, Education Cannot Wait

Tanya Barron | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK
Tanya Barron

Education is essential to protecting children on the move. It improves girls and boys wellbeing, and ensures they have the skills and knowledge needed to help rebuild their societies after conflict. Education truly cannot wait, and we need action for all children out of school. This week, the world has that chance. Let's make sure we take it.

Confessions Of A Volunteer Virgin

Hattie Holden Edmonds | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK
Hattie Holden Edmonds

Before I tackle the House of Lords Children in Crisis report on unaccompanied refugee children in the EU, I really need to replace that mould-riddled ...

As Thousands Gather To Show Solidarity With Refugees, Progress Has Been Too Slow

Yvette Cooper | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK Politics
Yvette Cooper

But as thousands gather to show solidarity again today, the reality is that progress has been far too slow. Political leaders here and abroad just aren't facing up to the scale of the international problem. Urgent action is needed. Faced with the biggest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War, Governments and nations across the globe have done far too little to help.

Join Me In My Truck For A Conversation About Refugees

Alketa Xhafa Mripa | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK
Alketa Xhafa Mripa

Refugees Welcome will be a window into the welcoming Britain I remember - a safe space where people from all backgrounds can come in, have a sit down and share a story. I hope you can join me.

Confessions Of A Volunteer Virgin

Hattie Holden Edmonds | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK
Hattie Holden Edmonds

It was a woman I'd never met who finally swung it. As I lay on a plump mattress under a duck down duvet one night in late April, I thought about what she, Liz, had done with her day. While I'd been sitting on my backside, shuffling words around and working my way through a variety of nut-based snacks, she'd been putting out fires, breaking up knife fights and comforting dozens of bewildered children who know her as a second mum.

The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants - it's time for action!

Shehroze Khan | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Shehroze Khan

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...

17 Horrifying Alternatives To The 'Great Wall Of Calais' As Suggested By The Public

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK

The UK appears to have taken inspiration from Donald Trump with the announcement a “great wall” is to be built in Calais to prevent refugees and m...

The UK Has Gone Full Trump And Is Going To Build A Wall To Keep Migrants Out

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK

A “a big, new wall” is to be built in Calais in an effort to halt the flow of refugees and migrants crossing the Channel to the UK aboard lorries....

Let's Not Wait For Another Alan Kurdi

Abdulla Zaman | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Abdulla Zaman

On 2nd September, a year will have passed since the tragic story of Alan Kurdi. The body of the three-year-old was found washed upon the Turkish beach...

The Senseless Death Of Children Is Not Something We Can Ignore

Alex Panayides | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK
Alex Panayides

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.