UK Refugees

One Million Refugees. One Million Needless Tragedies

Carey Lodge | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK
Carey Lodge

Uganda is now hosting one million South Sudanese refugees © World Vision 2017 It's been one year since Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uga...

Two NGOs Forced To Suspend Rescue Operations Due To Threats From Libyan Navy

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK

UPDATE: Save the Children becomes third NGO to suspend operations. PRESS RELEASE: We've been forced to pause our search & rescue ops in the Med. Live...

A Refugee Rescue Boat Has Been Sent To Help Anti-Refugee Group Defend Europe

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK

UPDATE: Defend Europe’s technical problem has been resolved and they are once again on their way The ship chartered by Defend Europe has suffered a...

Defend Europe Is Being Trolled By The Very People It Wants To Stop

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK

The Defend Europe mission is raising a few eyebrows after a prolonged period of silence and an apparent stalling of its voyage. The ship chartered by ...

7 Things The Defend Europe Mission Has Achieved So Far

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK

Defend Europe has been at sea for nine days now, well into its mission to “expose NGOs” operating migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean. The c...

I Met Defend Europe To Try And Work Out What The Hell They're Doing

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.08.2017 | UK

Simon Wald is on a mission to ‘Defend Europe’. The tall, fair-haired, multi-lingual, 30-year-old German makes an almost comical sight in the bakin...

Defend Europe Approaches NGO Rescue Boat With Bizarre Radio Request

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK

AQUARIUS, Mediterranean Sea - The ship chartered by a far-right group to “monitor the doings of NGOs” in the Mediterranean has reached the search ...

UN Urges Britain To Take More Refugees

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK

Britain should double the amount of refugees it takes in under resettlement programmes, the United Nations has urged. A senior official at the UN’s ...

I Came To The UK As A Child Alone. Now I Am Saving Lives Miles Away Using Telemedicine

Dr Waheed Arian | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK
Dr Waheed Arian

I have also been incredibly lucky to be given all these opportunities in the UK, especially by our amazing NHS, which I value more everyday as I compare it first-hand with other healthcare systems in the world. Our charity enables us to bring global learning and research to the NHS, especially from overseas systems, as well as interesting cases and data. I have always wanted to give back to the NHS on a massive scale.

These 8 Horrific Deaths Lay Bare The Near-Impossible Decisions Facing NGO Rescue Ships

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK

CATANIA, Sicily - The agonising deaths of eight people in the Mediterranean yesterday has laid bare the near-impossible decisions facing NGOs operatin...

Aid Groups Split Over New Rules On Migrant Rescues In Mediterranean

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK

CATANIA, Sicily - NGOs are split over a new code of conduct on the rescue of migrants making the perilous sea journey from Libya to Europe. Three aid ...

The Extraordinary Story Of Baby 'Christ' - Born On A Wooden Boat In Front Of 100 Men

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK

CATANIA - Sicily: The midwife aboard an NGO rescue ship currently operating in the Mediterranean has revealed the incredible story of the rescue of a ...

Young Migrant Voices Need To Be Heard In The Discussion On Immigration

Amy Spiller | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK
Amy Spiller

As Brexit negotiations get underway, HOPE not hate and British Future are working alongside Parliament's Home Affairs Committee to lead a National Con...

Defend Europe, Ironically, Has Used Fake News To Cover Their Latest Embarrassing Setback

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 29.07.2017 | UK

CATANIA, Sicily - Defend Europe, after repeatedly accusing the media of “fake news” coverage of their mishap-strewn mission, has used a string of ...

Anti-Defend Europe Protestors Have 'Blockaded' A Sicilian Port

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK

CATANIA, Sicily - Protestors including African migrants symbolically blockaded Catania Port in Sicily this morning in protest at the imminent arrival ...

This Is How Six Children Became Orphans In The Mediterranean This Week

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK

CATANIA, Sicily - On Friday morning as Italian politicians and NGOs were about to debate the rules and regulations of rescuing migrants in the Mediter...

The EU-Turkey Deal, And The Cries For Help From Greece's Holiday Island

Nazek Ramadan | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK
Nazek Ramadan

The weather in Lesvos is improving, the sea is calmer and clearer, and so the number of migrants making the perilous Mediterranean crossing to Europe is increasing. So are the deaths. So far 2,365 people have perished since January this year.

Defend Europe Ship 'Evacuated And Captain Arrested' In Cyprus

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK

The ship chartered by far-right group Defend Europe to hamper the rescue of refugees in the Mediterranean has been evacuated and its Captain and Deput...

The UK Must Do More To Reunite Children In Danger With Loved Ones

Hayley Cull | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK
Hayley Cull

If we're serious about continuing to be a compassionate, global Britain we must act now to uphold not only our moral but legal duty to children who desperately need us, and desperately need to be with their family.

Refugee Crisis: Sea Rescues And Questions On Dry Land

Gemma Parkin | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK
Gemma Parkin

Our sole mission is to save the lives of people, particularly children, who are escaping violence, persecution and extreme poverty. We save people from drowning and if we stopped, the death toll would only increase further.

Five Bits Of Buried Bad News From The Last Week Of Parliament

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics

Today marks the last day of term for MPs, as Parliament prepares to break for a six-week long recess. It’s not unusual to see governments rush out u...

The Real Refugee Crisis Isn't On Our TV Screens

Sophia Akram | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK
Sophia Akram

Under the EU-Turkey deal however, people have been stuck on the islands in tents or behind barbed wire with no seeming end in sight. They don't know if they'll be sent back, or go on elsewhere. They're stuck in political stagnation formulated by European policies.

Far-Right 'Defend Europe' Ship Detained By Navy Near Suez Canal

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK

A ship chartered by far-right group Defend Europe to hamper the rescue of refugees in the Mediterranean has been detained near the Suez Canal. Accordi...

Cross-Party MPs Urge Theresa May To Keep Dubs Scheme For Child Refugees Open

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics

Senior cross-party politicians have written to Theresa May to ask her to keep the Dubs scheme for child refugees fleeing dangerous situations open. H...

Katie Hopkins In Row With Save The Children As MailOnline Article Mysteriously Disappears

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK

Save the Children has strongly dismissed a claim by Katie Hopkins that she “spent time” with the crew of one of the charity’s ships whilst inves...