UK Refugees

Four Short Thoughts On Hosting Eritrean Refugees In Our Home

Lauren Medlicott | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Parents
Lauren Medlicott

I find it funny that I spend so much time researching how to get my baby to sleep through the night (or even more than one hour at a time), how to entertain my bored toddler, how to get them to eat more than bread and cheese, and how to stop breastfeeding. But so much of my parenting expectations are set by society.

Government Must Salvage Its Child Refugee Policy In Thursday's Debate

Lily Caprani | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Lily Caprani

With thousands of unaccompanied children alone, cold and in danger, the Government must also make arrangements to find unaccompanied children with family links in the UK and assist them through the process of being reunited with their families.

Inaccuracies In The Home Office Explanation For Abandoning The Dubs Amendment

Benny Hunter | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics
Benny Hunter

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has given four separate justifications for abandoning the Dubs amendment. The reasons given are not justification for Great Britain closing the door on the most vulnerable of refugees.

The Waugh Zone February 20, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, February 20… 1) OH, LORDY Brexit is back folks. Or rather the Brexit Bill - aka the EU (Notificati...

The UK Must Leave No Disabled Child Behind

Aleema Shivji | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK
Aleema Shivji

Last week the Home Office decided to suspend the entry of disabled child refugees through the Vulnerable Children's Resettlement Scheme. This was inte...

Istanbul Art Fair: Bringing People Together Through the Universal Language Of Art

Jeyda Yelkalan | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK
Jeyda Yelkalan

As more and more refugees find themselves seeking safety in Turkey, and the Syrian war rages on with no end in sight, it can be difficult to find the ...

Gary Lineker Leads Calls To Take More Refugee Children With Open Letter

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK

Gary Lineker is among the celebrities who have signed an open letter to Theresa May telling her not to stop letting in lone child refugees under the D...

Refugees Say What They Love And Remind Us How Little They Have

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK

These refugees don’t have much. When asked what they love, their answers aren’t material: Their family. Being warm. Peace in Syria. Help Refugees,...

Actions, Not Words, Will Help North Korea's Refugees

James Burt | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK
James Burt

Displacement and suffering have shaped the human landscape of the Korean peninsula. Annexed in 1910 and occupied until 1945 by the Empire of Japan, be...

Calais Volunteers Take On Amber Rudd's 'Shameful' Halting Of Child Refugee Scheme

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK

More than 50,000 people are calling on Home Secretary Amber Rudd to “respect the rights of young refugees” after the government ditched its scheme...

Ken Loach Damns Government Over Child Refugees After 'I, Daniel Blake' BAFTA Win

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK

Film-maker Ken Loach has condemned the Government for closing down its child refugee programme as he won a BAFTA for his film I, Daniel Blake. The dir...

These Syrian Children Have Some Serious Career Goals

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK

Many of the Syrian children living in Lebanon as refugees were forced to flee their homes under the most dire of circumstances. Those who are fortuna...

Away From The Politics, Here's The Potentially Deadly Reality Of Halting The Dubs Amendment

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK

Campaigners working in Calais have said the Government’s sudden decision to stop taking in lone child refugees is “shameful” and “cruel”, as...

Syrians Speak: What Syrians Want You To Know

Usman Butt | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK
Usman Butt

It will be six-years since the Syrian uprising started next month and conditions in the country are dire with a fragile ceasefire barely holding. Syri...

From Asylum Seeker To Job Creator: Despite What Populists Think, Refugees Could 'Make Our Societies Great Again'

Maximilian Yoshioka | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Politics
Maximilian Yoshioka

Instead of seeing refugees as a one-way burden on the economy and the state, we need a different vision that celebrates their potential to improve and rejuvenate our societies - as entrepreneurs or otherwise. This isn't wishful thinking - the evidence supports it - but it will require drawing attention to inspirational success stories, reframing the negative narrative around refugees, and supporting initiatives that help fulfil their potential.

My Father Helped Give Refugees A Safer Life In Britain, 77 Years Later I'm Asking Theresa May To Do The Same

Barbara Winton | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK
Barbara Winton

My father, Nicholas Winton, witnessed the appalling conditions children were enduring in the refugee camps in Czechoslovakia in 1939 and determined to give them the chance of a better, safer life by bringing them to Britain. Those who have travelled across Europe to Calais, to escape the life-threatening dangers of their home country, are hoping desperately to find the sanctuary their parents dared to believe Britain would once again offer.

The Government's Betrayal Of Refugees, And Us

Arthur Peirce | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics
Arthur Peirce

The history of Syria is not a peaceful one, even before the current civil war, Syria had been ruled by the iron fist of dictators, the people suffering from heavy sectarian violence. Though the land it occupies has been home to people for thousands of years, the country of Syria is less than a century old, and herein lies the key to its bloody history.

Life On A Syrian Refugee Camp

Anna Sophia Thorne | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK
Anna Sophia Thorne

All of the deaths, disappearances and instances of violence and torture that have affected my Syrian friends' lives should be fiction, could have been fiction if things had turned out differently. But since they haven't, these facts have had to be absorbed into the fabric of people's lives, just as the realities of life on a refugee camp have had to be.

Child Refugee Scheme Is Quietly Axed After Helping Just 350 Kids

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK

The Government has been condemned for closing down a scheme to accept lone refugee children marooned in Europe after allowing just 350 displaced young...

The United States Has A Really Nasty Virus

Dawn Butler | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dawn Butler

The tens of thousands who have protested Trump's ban in the UK have spoken up, the Labour Party has spoken up, the Speaker of the House of Commons has spoken up, and it is now time for the government to stand up for British values. We are not a nation of hate and now we must show it.

Why Trump Won't Tear Us Apart (In Britain, At Least)

Steve Ballinger | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics
Steve Ballinger

Stopping Trump will be difficult - he is, after all, the elected President of the United States - and it is largely the job of his opponents on the other side of the Atlantic. Making clear what we think of his policies, and their impact on people in the UK and all over the world, is more achievable. Most importantly, we should be more ambitious in defining that 'we'.

Forget About Trump, Worry About May

Laura Krippner | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics
Laura Krippner

Why is anyone surprised that Theresa May failed to call out Donald Trump on his Executive Order regarding refugees?

Americans Need To Hear What Iraqis Have To Say

Baroness Emma Nicholson | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK
Baroness Emma Nicholson

Today we bid farewell to the first month of 2017, during which many of us have made and sought to maintain our New Year's resolutions. Mine, perhaps ...

Last Year, We Promised All Syrian Children An Education - So Where Is It?

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK

Exactly one year ago today, more than 40 countries pledged $1.4bn to ensure every Syrian child refugee would be in school by the end of the 2016/17 ac...

Lost In Washington: Political Backbones

Robin Lustig | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

What a bunch of spineless cowards they are. A year ago, just about every senior US Republican was calling Donald Trump unhinged, dangerous and unfit to be president. Now they either look the other way or make lame excuses as he demonstrates daily how right they were.