Syria. Refugees

My Journey From War-Torn Syria To Durham University

Yaman Islim | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Yaman Islim

Before I begin recounting my life, I would like to highlight that my story, the one that you are about to embark on, is a fortunate one. There are many others who are going through worse and my experiences are just a fraction compared to what friends and relatives in Syria have witnessed and been through at first hand. The first part of my journey started on March 15th 2011, a date Syrians will talk about for decades to come...

'Nujeen Was One Of The Lucky Ones' - Help Us To Protect More Children On The Move

Lily Caprani | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Lily Caprani

Nujeen Mustafa, a 17-year old Syrian refugee, made headlines last year when she made the journey from Syria to Germany in a wheelchair. As she tells t...

Viewers Left In Tears By Reporter's Surprise Reunion With Refugee Family

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK

Footage of a BBC reporter’s impromptu reunion with a refugee family she last saw two years ago in Syria has been leaving viewers in tears. Lyse Douc...

Stuck In The Mud: Fighting Broken Promises For The Children Of Calais

Iona Lawrence | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Politics
Iona Lawrence

But as the summer draws to a close the system is still moving at a snail's pace and there are 178 unaccompanied children stuck in Calais today, unable to reach their loved ones in the UK. A year since Aylan Kurdi's body was washed up on the beach in Turkey, we need Theresa May's new government to step up and stick to this commitment.

This Boy Had Seven Days to Live - The Next 90 Minutes Saved His Life

Ismail Jeilani | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK
Ismail Jeilani

This campaign surpassed borders and colours. The world united for one little boy. The result? A life was saved.

Beyond the Referendum: Britain Welcomes Refugees

Stephen Hale | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Hale

We're almost there. A few days from now Britain will wake up to the result of the EU Referendum. This blog is not about how you should vote. It's about life after 23 June. The Referendum debate has been divisive, and dominated by immigration. Some have used it to spread fear and confusion. But whatever the result, we can and must re-assert the desire of the compassionate majority who want Britain to welcome refugees fleeing war and persecution.

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 02.12.2016 | 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 10.11.2016 | 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 04.11.2016 | 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 17.09.2016 | 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 14.09.2016 | 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 10.09.2016 | 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 05.09.2016 | 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 05.09.2016 | 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 04.09.2016 | 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 03.09.2016 | 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...