UK Refugees

Czech Police Write ID Numbers On Train Refugees In Disturbing Nazi Echo

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

Dealing with an influx of refugees is a highly sensitive issue. As such, it’s probably best not to drag 200 off a train bound for Germany, arrest th...

Here's A Dose Of Perspective On The Media Coverage Of Eurostar 'Ordeal'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

Social media users are bemoaning media coverage of today's Eurostar delays, comparing the "ordeal" suffered by holiday-makers travelling between Brita...

The Air Is Toxic: Refugees and the Ghosts of European History

Neil Durkin | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Before they properly industrialised their killing of Jews, Roma and thousands of other victims in large-scale gas chambers, the Nazis had experimented...

PM Refuses To Budge On EU Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Politics

The EU's current migration crisis won't be solved by the UK taking in more refugees, David Cameron has declared. Despite a growing clamour for Brit...

Five Reasons Migrants Are Desperate To Leave Hungary

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

Hungary has grabbed the headlines in recent days, for scenes almost unprecedented in the migrant crisis that is gripping Europe. Police closed the...

Eurostar Chaos Amid Reports Of Migrants On Top Of Trains

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

Eurostar and train services in Hungary are facing fresh chaos after having been hit by the growing migrant crisis gripping Europe. Swathes of touri...

The Waugh Zone September 2, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday September 1, 2015... 1) PURDAH SQUAD Government sources tell me there is ‘likely...

This Is Not a Migrant Crisis, This Is a Refugee Crisis

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

Millions are on the move. War is not the only contributing factor - climate change is tightening its grip on the planet, and the industrialised west continues to burn fossil fuels while poorer countries pay the price. The UK has to play a significant part in alleviating the suffering.

'We Need To Take 10,000 Refugees And Not Give In To Fear' Says Yvette Cooper

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Politics

Britain should accept at least 10,000 refugees to tackle the worst humanitarian crisis in Europe since the Second World War, Yvette Cooper said today....

Seven Angela Merkel Immigration Quotes That You'd Never Hear In Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

Despite arson attacks by far-right protesters on its refugee shelters, Germany is regarded by some as an example of how to treat people coming from di...

A European Leader Just Compared Refugees To A Tsunami

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

The Czech President has been criticised for comparing desperate refugees to 'a tsunami that will kill him', as pressure mounts on EU leaders to tackle...

Tory Councillor Grovels After Posting Boat Of Naked Women Captioned 'If Carlsberg Did Illegal Immigrants'

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

A Tory councillor has apologised after sharing a photo of nude women on a boat with the caption: “If Carlsberg did illegal immigrants.” Mike K...

EU Member States Must Work Together to Ease the Plight of Refugees

Matthew Hynds | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK
Matthew Hynds

The only system for dealing with the crisis that makes sense - a quota system - was rejected in June. This would have seen asylum seekers distributed between the 28 member states according to the wealth and population size of those countries.

The Picture That Will Change This Man's Life Forever

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK

Images of a Syrian father clutching a handful of pens in a bid to sell them to passersby while carrying his daughter, slumped over his shoulder, have ...

Police Reveal Horrific Details About Those Who Perished Inside Austria Lorry

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK

This story contains graphic content Some 59 men, eight women and four children perished in the back of a lorry abandoned at the side of the road in...

Without Migrant Rescue Missions This Baby Wouldn't Have Been Born Safely

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

A child has been born on a German navy ship, after her mother was rescued from a migrant boat in the Mediterranean Sea. 33-year-old Rahma gave birt...

The Voyage of the Damned - and the People of Hope

Richard Reoch | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Reoch

The shame of the St Louis, now memorialized in holocaust museums around the world, is a timely reminder. Since the beginning of this year some 340,000 people have piled into boats or trekked overland to reach Europe. They have been called a "swarm", "marauders" and "cockroaches". By August, more than 2,000 had drowned crossing the Mediterranean.

Al Jazeera Will Not Say Mediterranean 'Migrants' but We Should

Judith Vonberg | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK
Judith Vonberg

By rejecting the term and using 'refugee' instead as a means of arousing the empathy and compassion we should be feeling towards these people, Al Jazeera gives credence to the illiberal voices telling us that migrants are not worthy of our compassion.

This Map Proves Migrants Aren't ‘Heading Straight For The UK'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK

We often hear the argument that migrants and refugees fleeing North African nations are ‘heading straight to the UK’. On social media, this is ...

'We Are Not Dangerous, We Are in Danger': Inside 'The Jungle' Migrant Camp

Mike Snelle | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK
Mike Snelle

There is a deadly humanitarian crisis on our doorstep, and our current approach is compounding the problem. If the people in The Jungle were white Europeans, I have no doubt that we do everything possible to help them. Instead, we allow desperate people to exist in appalling conditions, and build fences to ensure they stay there. If I were a more courageous man, I would have brought someone back with me.

Let's Help Build a Mosque in Slovakia

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK
Ajmal Masroor

Slovakia has demonstrated it's sensitive side when the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) called on countries to take an "inclusive approach" to relocation o...

Why 30million Displaced Boys and Girls Urgently Need Our Help This World Humanitarian Day

Gordon Brown | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK
Gordon Brown

Today is about action, not just words - it is World Humanitarian Day. It is not a celebration. It is a much-needed recognition of those "who face danger and adversity in order to help others," a clear signal that there IS good in the world and a message to millions that life is precious. And what better way to recognise those who help others in the most dire circumstances than to announce we will give priority to new and better international support so humanitarians can carry out their mission to provide every child with opportunity in some of the most trying circumstances.

Festival-Goers Urged To Donate Tents To Hungary Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

A festival in Hungary is encouraging campers to show solidarity to refugees entering the country by donating their tents and sleeping bags. Organi...

We Are Europe - We Can Do Better

Vickie Hawkins | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK
Vickie Hawkins

We are Europe - we promote to the world the importance of respect for human rights and protection of individual liberty. The UK has frequently been at the vanguard of that effort. The Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis that I've met over the past 48 hours have unfortunately yet to see that side of us.

My Experience in Calais' Refugee Camp - The Jungle

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jaz O'Hara

I've been thinking all day about how I can find the words for what we experienced last week. An hours drive from my house, then half an hour on the Eurotunnel, and we were in the world's worst refugee camp in terms of resources and conditions, yet we were welcomed with open arms. It's amazing how only the people who have nothing really know how to share.