Syria. Refugees

The Waugh Zone March 22, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday March 22, 2016… 1) A BUCKET FULL OF OZ Reports of the Brussels bombing are the big moving story ...

Five Years of War and Heartbreak: Why We All Must Do More to Keep Syria's Children Safe

Michael Sheen | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK
Michael Sheen

Five years, for any child, feels like a lifetime. For the millions of Syrian children whose lives have been turned upside down by the conflict, these last five years must have felt even longer than that. The conflict in Syria has now raged for half a decade, and in this time the millions of children affected have had to deal with more suffering and heartbreak than most of us will ever experience. The conflict has placed millions of children in terrible danger, and sadly a real end to the turmoil still seems a distant prospect. More than eight million Syrian children are now in urgent need of humanitarian aid in what is the greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II.

Education Is a Right for Every Child

Myassar Itani | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK
Myassar Itani

It is very important for Syrian children to have an education. I don't see them as refugees. It is just a label that the society gave them. We are not looking into a dark future where people are divided into those who were refugees and those who were not. What they are now are children. Simply children. And all children have the right to learn and continue their education.

We Have No Easy Choice on Syria - But There Is No Hope of Negotiating With Daesh

Mary Creagh | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Politics
Mary Creagh

Airstrikes must be part of a comprehensive diplomatic, humanitarian and political peace strategy for the Middle East, in particular the rebuilding of the Syrian state. But there is no hope of negotiating with Isil. Daesh is a fascist organisation that must be defeated. The longer we leave it the harder it will be. I will be voting in favour of air strikes this evening.

CNN Reporter Shows Empathy For Refugees, Gets Suspended

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

A CNN journalist has been suspended from the network after she criticised the House of Representatives for passing a bill limiting the number of Syria...

Children's Lives in Emergencies Matter

Michael Sheen | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Michael Sheen

Today we are facing the greatest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. There are more than two million children who have been made refugees as a result of the ongoing conflict in Syria. That's two million stories of children like Rose. And their lives matter - because if those children's lives don't matter then how can my child's life matter. If those children aren't important then my child can't be important. Either every child's life matters or none of them do. So in sharing their stories, I'm also asking you to take notice and to do something about this. We have to step up to this humanitarian crisis and we have to act.

Europe's Refugee Crisis: Last Chance Before the Snow Starts Falling

Johan Eldebo | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK
Johan Eldebo

Put a different way, do we want our newspapers to carry pictures of dead refugees in Europe in the lead-up to Christmas because we could not find it in ourselves to provide them with shelter? We will find the answer to that as we prepare for the Christmas-shopping season.

Top Google Search Terms In Syria Show Just How Desperate People Are

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK

Syrians are scouring the internet for the nearest hospitals and routes out of the war-torn country, the top Google search terms reveal. In the past...

Brits and Refugees Abroad

Natalie Wisdom | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Natalie Wisdom

I am currently in a hotel in Bitez, a small town just outside of Bodrum in Turkey. I am staying at a lovely hotel called the Orion, it's very small a...

Syrian Refugees Must One Day Have the Chance to Return Home

Guy Verhofstadt | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Politics
Guy Verhofstadt

If we are to tackle the root cause of the refugee crisis hitting Europe, it is time for Western leaders and the international community to face up to their responsibilities in Syria and the Middle East. For four years the world has been failing to find a way to stop the war in Syria. We cannot let it continue.

The Waugh Zone September 14, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday September 14, 2015... 1) WORKERS’ FOUR-MEN IN CHARGE Jeremy Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet reshuffle l...

A Picture Can Tell More Than a Thousand Words

Anne Diamond | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK
Anne Diamond

There aren't many moments in time when we journalists can feel proud of our profession - it gets such a bad press itself! But the recent and ongoing refugee crisis is just such one of those snapshots in time when reporters and photographers simply doing their jobs have changed attitudes and affected political thinking.

'Jihadi John' Is The Next Drone Target

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Politics

British terrorist Mohammed Emwazi is on the ‘kill list’ of around 10 so-called Islamic State fighters drawn up by the British Government, senior s...

This Guy Hits The Nail On The Head With Perfect 'Emigration' Facebook Post

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Emlyn Pearce, a London-based writer, has set social media alight with a very poignant post on his Facebook page. Emigration is completely out of co...

Denmark: No Easy Answer to the Refugee Crisis

Alex Forrest | Posted 06.09.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Forrest

An equal society, a happy nation, the least corrupt country in the world. Denmark has a lot going for it, particularly when it comes to soft power. But just how welcoming is it to foreigners?

We Can No More Turn Our Back on Europe Than We Can on the Refugees From Syria

Hilary Benn | Posted 06.09.2015 | UK Politics
Hilary Benn

Of course we need the EU to reform, but Britain's membership helps us make the best of our own prospects. And it is also the best hope we have of dealing with practical and moral challenges like the current refugee crisis... We can no more turn our back on Europe than we can on the refugees from Syria who are in desperate need of Europe's help.

My Grandpa Arrived Here on a Boat. What Would He Make of This Crisis?

Leah Kreitzman | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK
Leah Kreitzman

I imagine he was scared, that the journey was long and tough, that they didn't know what to expect when they arrived and how they would be greeted. 100 years later, what would he make of the migrant and refugee crisis unfolding daily on Europe's shores?

Before You Make a Migrant Out of the Man, Try Walking in Their Shoes

Sophie Harrison | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Harrison

Like me, she was a type 1 diabetic. Like me, she had a family who were willing to go to the ends of this earth for her. With the same precaution as my own dad, Eyas Hasoun split his daughter's insulin into two separate bags for the journey. They were desperate to reach Germany, where they could access the medical care their daughter needed.

Aylan Kurdi's Father Gives A Heartbreaking Account Of The Moment His Family Drowned

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK

The father of a Syrian toddler whose lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach on Wednesday has spoken of the heartbreaking moment his wife and two c...

Hungarian Riot Police Drag Families Off Train In Harrowing Scene

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK

Pictures taken in Hungary on Thursday show the utter desperation of a family dragged off a train by authorities. Having boarded in the capital of Buda...

Why the Refugee Crisis Brings Out the Best and the Worst in Us All

Kate Milner | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Politics
Kate Milner

Right now, it's about a dead child. One of many. And whether we as a country actually take one look at this and keep on scrolling. Or not. What will it be, UK?

'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....

EU Nation Refuses To Take Muslim Migrants As 'They Won't Like It Here'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK

Slovakia has said that it will only accept Christian refugees who have escaped Syria because Muslims “are not going to like it here”. Officials...

This Summer, Across the Greek Islands, Boats Filled With Refugees Are Nothing Unusual

Owen Fay | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Owen Fay

What passes for routine these days means that within an hour the crew on board has spotted, hailed and rescued forty-four men, women and children. All Syrian, all fleeing the war. This summer, across the Greek islands, this is nothing unusual...

Providing Refugees With a Second Chance at Life

Freshta Sharif | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Politics
Freshta Sharif

I want my government to remember the numerous times the UK has displayed compassion and commitment to human life and dignity by providing refuge for those facing persecution. During the Second World War they helped the Kindertransport children, in the 1980s they took in refugees from Vietnam, and in the 1990s they helped those fleeing from war in Bosnia and Kosovo. Sadly, the lack of support they are currently offering refugees will definitely be a stain on their history.