UK Refugees

Whether You Fled Falling Bombs Or An Abusive Father, Once Your Voice Breaks You Are On Your Own

Martin Barrow | Posted 23.10.2016 | UK Politics
Martin Barrow

Refugees have fled the wars of Syria and Afghanistan and lived by their wits as they dragged themselves across a continent, hoping to be reunited with relatives in countries like Britain and France. And as they smiled at the cameras for the journalists waiting outside the immigration office in Croydon, they would have little sense of the anger and hatred that would be directed at them here in the fifth richest country on Earth.

People Sharing This Article To Attack Gary Lineker’s Child Refugee Stance Have No Idea Its A Fake

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 23.10.2016 | UK

Hundreds of people are sharing an online news story about an immigration raid at Walkers’ factory to bash Gary Lineker for his stance on child refug...

Piers Morgan Suggests Deporting 'White Trash Racists', Starts Very Heated Debate

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK

Piers Morgan has suggested the way to make room for Syrian refugees in the UK is to “deport all the white trash racist scum”. The journalist and p...

Children Of Calais Deserve Our Welcome, Not Hostility

Dorothy Sang | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Politics
Dorothy Sang

This should be a proud moment for the UK. This is our chance to show our humanity. I worry about what the children will face if they are brought to the UK and the possible prejudice that might follow.

The Sun Is Being Trolled By People Voting For Gary Lineker For An Award It Sponsors

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK

As the feud between Gary Lineker and The Sun over child refugees rumbles on, a new movement is attempting to troll the tabloid by voting for the prese...

Gary Lineker's Reply To The Refugee Tooth Check MP Is Pure Brilliance

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK

Gary Lineker has issued a searing response to the MP who proposed tooth checks for refugees. The former footballer responded to an interview with Davi...

'Dangerous' Child Refugee Coverage By British Press 'Threatens Their Mental Health'

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK

‘Frenzied’ media coverage questioning the right of child refugees to be in Britain is “incredibly dangerous”, could damage their mental health...

Teenage Refugee Who Moved Lily Allen To Tears Arrives In Britain

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK

A teenage refugee who brought tears to the eyes of singer Lily Allen when she interviewed him in Calais, has arrived in Britain. Shamsher Sherin told ...

The Sun Wages War On 'Jug-Eared' Gary Lineker Over Child Refugee Row

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK

The Sun has accused Gary Lineker of “peddling lies” and suggested he should be fired amid the tabloid’s ongoing controversial coverage of child ...

Microsoft Throws Shade On Tabloids Using *Its* Software To 'Prove' Child Refugees Are Adults

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK

Microsoft’s clear rebuttal to those using its age recognition software to ‘prove’ child refugees are adults appears to have been blithely ignore...

On Behalf Of 'My' Country, I'm Sorry Too

Gina Lyons | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Gina Lyons

To anyone thinking you are above this, that your life is worth more, that you don't want or need to help anyone in this world, I pity you. This is one world, just the one. And we're breaking it. Now, I know I can only talk for myself on this one. I know I don't have all the answers on what we can do to stop all this, but to to all the refugees in the world, I am sorry too.

Gary Lineker Just Launched The Best Attack Yet On Tommy Robinson For Child Refugee Doubts

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Politics

Sporting legend Gary Lineker today tackled the outrage over child refugees entering Britain with a devastating critique of the situation. Lineker conf...

The Refugee Crisis As Political Narcissism

Neil Durkin | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Neil Durkin

Such is the self-absorption of Britain with things that affect Britain, you could almost be forgiven for thinking the world's refugee crisis is largely about who comes to this country. It's all about Calais, isn't it?... The UK is just a bit player in the global drama - the tragedy - which has seen tens of millions of people forced out of their homes because of war and repression.

Piers Morgan Nearly Loses It Taking On Tory MP Who Wants Refugee Teeth Checks

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK

As the row over the ages of Syrian refugee children continues, one person who hasn’t held back in voicing his opinion is Piers Morgan. On Wednesday ...

Wayne Rooney's Face Becomes Unwitting Hero Of Child Refugee Tooth Check Row

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK

As the row rages over one MP’s call for tooth checks to determine the age of child refugees, Wayne Rooney is among those who has found himself as a ...

Fleeing Under The Fog Of War

David Taylor | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
David Taylor

On Monday morning the worlds worst kept military secret, the invasion of Mosul, became even more public as it propelled itself up the news agenda. The long planned for offensive on the ISIS stronghold of Mosul, Iraq's second city, has begun.

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 ...

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

Edward Taylor | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Edward Taylor

Photo - Ferry Schippers / MSF Frank is on deck, watching the sea. Tall and broad, he cuts a striking figure onboard the search and rescue vessel MV A...

Give Girls A Voice And Let Them Change Their World

Anita Tiessen | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Anita Tiessen

In 1909, a group of young women marched on a rally in Crystal Palace, London, calling to be part of the newly formed Scout movement. These girls were bold; their actions transformative. Anything boys could do, girls could do too - and these girls believed they could do anything.

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...

British Charity To Sue The Home Office For 'Failing To Take In Child Refugees'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK

A British charity is mounting a legal challenge against the Home Office for failing to provide sanctuary to thousands of unaccompanied child refugees....

We Are Failing Refugees Everywhere

Amy Agnew | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK
Amy Agnew

In September, there were two summits that were supposed to turn the tide of the refugee crisis. World leaders came together; first, for the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, and, second, for the US Summit for Refugees hosted by Barack Obama. We were told that they were going to change the way the world helps the 65 million people in the world that are forcibly displaced.

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...

Amsterdam Pre-Startup School For Refugees, Migrants, And Locals

Audrey Henkels | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK
Audrey Henkels

Amsterdam-based DELITELABS brings together refugees, migrants, and locals in a pre-startup school, equipping them with business skills and helping them integrate into European society.

A Week In The Jungle - Volunteering At The Refugee Camp In Calais

Santosh Carvalho | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK
Santosh Carvalho

I feel I have a moral duty to speak out about what I've experienced in the "jungle". I'm pragmatic enough to know that solving the entire refugee crisis at Calais will need collective political and social action in Europe. However, it is in our gift to do something about the unaccompanied children and orphans in the camp.