UK Refugees

John Oliver Utterly Destroys Hypocritical Ignorance Around The Syrian Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

John Oliver has - yet again - eloquently and hilariously torn down the stupidity and ignorance surrounding one of the weeks most pressing issues. T...

Britain First Suggest Drowning Refugees Is A Valid Solution To Migrant Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

Britain First appear to have suggested that deliberately drowning refugees is a valid solution to Europe's migrant crisis. Worryingly, many of thei...

Not My Brother's Keeper: A Security Primer for Americans on the Refugee Crisis

Adam Jung | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Politics
Adam Jung

This is an attempt to lay out some basic facts and observations, devoid of the sometimes histrionic arguments being made.

Where Are Our Leaders Of Cohesion? Ten Points to Ponder and Act Upon

Stephen Shashoua | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Stephen Shashoua

Here we are again, another stream of tragedies with lives, families, and communities torn apart. The loss of life last week at the hands of Daesh numb...

All Muslims Are Terrorists? Congratulations on Conforming to Isis

Lewis Parker | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lewis Parker

In the aftermath of the dreadful attacks on Paris last week, another atrocity has found its way into our lives. It's been embedded into western society for years, and I fear the barbaric attacks that killed 129 innocent lives are only going to make matters worse..

World Peace?

Noelle Reno | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Noelle Reno

*I dedicate this to those who have not yet seen the hope and potential of the generation of leaders to come. Peace? The only way to fight dark is t...

Paris Terrorists 'Used Refugee Crisis Chaos To Slip In To France'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

Members of the terrorist cell which carried out last week’s attacks in Paris took advantage of the refugee crisis to "slip in" to the country, Fran...

Daily Mail Cartoon Comparing Refugees To Rats Is 'Islamophobic', MP Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK

A cartoon that appeared in the Daily Mail this week has provoked hundreds of complaints and incurred the wrath of a Labour MP, who claims it was "Isla...

Two Dead 'Migrants' Could Have Been Undiscovered For Weeks

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK

The bodies of two suspected migrants have been found inside a container at an industrial park, nearly six weeks after the wooden transit crate entered...

The Syrian Crisis in Figures: Refugees, Asylum Seekers, EU Funding

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The Syrian conflict could be the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, leaving millions homeless and hundreds of thousands desperately see...

Ironically, The Founder Of A Petition To Close UK Borders Currently Lives In Spain

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK

A British woman who started a petition to close the UK's borders until Isis is defeated has revealed that she currently lives in Spain. Tina Reeves...

That Time I Was Thrown Out Of A Britain First Conference By Jayda Fransen's Close Protection Team

Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK
Steven Hopkins

It was shortly after a lunch of egg sandwiches and wedges that I realised I was about to be thrown out of Britain First's annual conference, hosted in a private room, in a castle-like hotel, on the outskirts of Sheffield. I was glad. It was over.

Here's How You're Helping 100 Vulnerable Syrians Start New Lives

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK

Around 100 Syrian refugees landed in the UK on Tuesday, beginning their new lives in Britain as part of a scheme which helps those most in need. Th...

A York Newspaper Has Been Taught A Very Valuable Lesson In Picture Placement

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Comedy

Someone at York's The Press, is having a very, very bad day today... Incredible gaffe from @yorkpress with yesterday's front page:

Sweden Imposes Border Controls

Angus Walker | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK Politics
Angus Walker

Many Swedes regard it as a human duty for a rich country to allow those who need refuge in, no questions asked. Now the request "show me your passport" is being asked and there many more questions which need to be answered before Sweden can decide how it will cope with it's overwhelming influx of humanity.

A Local Response to an International Crisis

George Ferguson | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Politics
George Ferguson

I have been touched by the generous support offered by individuals, charities, businesses and faith organisations across Bristol, who empower us as a local authority to live up to our designation as a City of Sanctuary. However possibly the biggest and most vital international challenge is to do all we can to tackle this crisis at its source to prevent even greater disasters to come.

Understanding Conflict Displacements

Amjad Saleem | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK
Amjad Saleem

A phenomenal number of people have been displaced as a result of conflict. It is now estimated by the UN that almost 60 million plus people have been...

A Hand in the Water Is Not Like a Hand in the Fire

Fragkiska Megaloudi | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK
Fragkiska Megaloudi

Since 2011, when the Syrian crisis begun, gradually developing into a civil war (nurtured by internal as well as external forces) the number of dead is estimated around 220,000. It is important to clarify that there is no way to ascertain that number. The UN ceased publishing their own estimates by 2014 as there was no way to verify the actual numbers.

Labour's Road to Damascus - The Case for Intervention in Syria

Kate Godfrey | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Politics
Kate Godfrey

When the choice to support action against Isis is laid before Labour MPs, they should vote to back it. As a country, we should vote against Assad, and against collusion with Russia's wars. We should vote for Syria.

An Island in Mourning

Hekate Papadaki | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK
Hekate Papadaki

Now that the dead are drowning in the sea where I spent my childhood summers, it's too close to ignore. I feel personally responsible for not shouting louder, earlier - for not failing after at least having tried. The decision of our Government was criminal. Theresa May has blood on her hands. And our silence is responsible for letting her get away with that.

#SomewhereOutThere: Our Journey to the Shores of Lesbos

James Alexander | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK
James Alexander

A busy murmur of activity soon followed, with people preparing themselves for the next challenge, the next stage in their journey. The beach was almost empty again except for the volunteers, and more discarded life jackets...

Thousands Don't Want This Ex-Soldier Jailed For Trying To Help Refugee Child

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK

Thousands are calling for the Government to intervene to help a British ex-soldier who is facing a jail term of up to five years for trying to smuggle...

Youth, Violence and Extremism: The Urgency of a Counter-narrative

Simon O'Connell | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK
Simon O'Connell

If we are going to reduce violence and conflict in some of the most fragile places in the world, youth are going to be the ones to lead. We must not simply clamp down on youth as the trouble-makers, the dissenters, and isolate them. We must engage with youth and the opportunities they bring, offering them a new narrative and a better vision for the future.

Mohammed, Who Will Grab at Life - And Hold It

Kate Godfrey | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Politics
Kate Godfrey

It's wrong to tell people like us that we can't help. It's worse to give us the message that we're wrong to want to. The refugee crisis hurts all of us -- when it could help us to be proud again. Tear up your target Mr Cameron. Community by community, let us tell you what we can do. Ask us -- and then give us the support we need. Instead of 216, let's get closer to our share, and be proud.

Protecting Children in the Sandstorm of Za'atari

Lily Caprani | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK
Lily Caprani

Each day, new lives are arriving here in the substitute maternity unit in Za'atari, while hundreds more are being killed every day eight miles away in Syria. We alone can't give the children of Syria what they need the most - ceasefire and peace - but we can protect their lives, their bodies and their minds from further harm and help them survive yet another bitter winter here in the Jordanian desert.