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Now Is The Time To Build On Britain's Commitment To Protect 20,000 Syrian Refugees By 2020

Stephen Hale | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK
Stephen Hale

Today is the second anniversary of probably the biggest decision in UK refugee policy in more than a decade. The then Prime Minister David Cameron announced on 7 September 2015 that the UK would welcome 20,000 Syrians before 2020.

Back To School

Tasneem Dulayymi | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Tasneem Dulayymi

As a child growing up in the United Kingdom, I remember feeling annoyed when the "Back 2 School" adverts started emerging on our television screens, informing me that my days of making sand castles, eating unhealthy amounts of ice-cream and roller-blading up and down our cul-de-sac were coming to an end.

Day For The Disappeared: Tens Of Thousands Of Syrians Have Been Disappeared By Regime

Gareth Bayley | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Politics
Gareth Bayley

What is crucial in this crisis is the work being done by civil society, activists and journalists to monitor and document human rights violations and abuses. They work to shine a light on truth, and both record what has happened so it can be used in evidence in the transitional justice process, but also to confront the world with a tragedy that will not end.

Countries, Like People, Rarely Elect To Change

Sam Goodman | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Politics
Sam Goodman

Countries, like people, are resistant to change. It is therefore no surprise that the vast majority of developed nations choose economically and politically easy paths; whether that is the allure of cheap credit and amassing debt or the ease of deferring key decisions to the next government and even the next generation.

Mazen's Tears: Sara Afshar's Film On Syria Reminds You Why This Horror Still Matters

Neil Durkin | Posted 06.08.2017 | UK
Neil Durkin

What is there left to say about Syria? The horrors have been reported on and reported on. Discussed and discussed. Outside of the human rights, diplomatic and aid communities, you suspect the wider public is finding it hard to focus on any more.

George And Amal Clooney To Put 3,000 Refugee Children Through School

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK

George and Amal Clooney are set to put almost 3,000 Syrian refugee children through school in Lebanon, where nearly 200,000 pupils are out of educatio...

In Searching For Peace, Let's Not Ignore Crime's Impact

Yury Fedotov | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK
Yury Fedotov

Conflict remains the world's greatest problem; conflict prevention our biggest hope, but if we do not face down crime and uphold justice, we simply ri...

This 12-Year-Old Syrian Refugee Girl Plans To Be Taekwando World Champion

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK

Rayan Sleiman is a 12-year-old Syrian refugee who has a dream: “I would like to be a world champion. I want people to wonder how a little girl was a...

Petition To Ban ‘Desperate’ British ISIS Bride From Returning To The UK

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK

A petition has been launched to prevent a former British punk rocker turned jihadi bride from returning to the UK. Sally Jones left her Kent home to j...

British Punk Rocker Turned Jihadi Bride ‘Desperate To Return To UK’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK

A former British punk rocker turned jihadi bride who left her Kent home to join Islamic State (IS) is alleged to be desperate to return to the UK. Sal...

Meet The Londoners Inviting Refugees Into Their Homes And Kitchens

The Huffington Post | Max Thurlow | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

With more than 20 million refugees around the world, Refugees Welcome is an initiative aimed at bringing people from different backgrounds together wi...

Mosul: A Graveyard For Iraq's Children?

George Graham | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK
George Graham

A bombed out school in West Mosul Three years after Mosul first fell to the so-called Islamic State in Iraq & Syria (ISIS), the battle to retake Iraq...

Adjusting To A New Life As A Syrian Refugee, Hope Got Me Through Each Day

Maya Ghazal | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Maya Ghazal

With no friends and no school place, as the rest of my family seemed to be moving on I became very isolated from the outside world. My education had always been important to me. As a young girl I always knew it was my ticket to independence and those rejections left me feeling hopeless. Four months went by that way.

First Victim Of Grenfell Tower Inferno Named As Syrian Refugee Who Fled Assad Regime

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK

The first victim of the Grenfell Tower fire has been named as Syrian refugee Mohammad Alhajali. The 23-year-old came to Britain from his war-torn home...

Family Of Syrian Refugees Missing In Grenfell Tower Blaze

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK

UPDATE: The family has been confirmed as being unhurt in the fire. One of the daughters, Rawan, told the Independent the family is safe but has lost t...

Let's Talk About 'Terrorism'

Priya Jasmin Begum | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK
Priya Jasmin Begum

People have created a "them and us" narrative. The media has painted a picture in everybody's heads of desert people thirsty for the blood of 'infidels'. This is despite the fact that the vast majority of ISIS', and other related groups, victims are Muslim which is conveniently forgotten by many.

Anti-Terror Ramadan Ad Goes Viral But It Has Gravely Offended Some Muslims

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK

A music video which shows a would-be suicide bomber confronted and apparently deterred by the faithful has made waves in the Middle East. Featuring Em...

Why Jeremy Corbyn Would Be A Foreign Policy Disaster As PM

Usman Butt | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Politics
Usman Butt

While Corbyn seems pretty clear on foreign policy issues, he has not only been dangerously inconsistent, but also grossly out-of-touch with the ground realities in many places. Fundamentally, in Corbyn, you have the two worst traits converge in one leader- ignorance and weakness.

How This Free University Course For Syrian Refugees Is Integrating Them Into Britain

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK

When i* found out he had been accepted onto a scholarship scheme in the UK for Syrian refugees, he threw a party. “I was so excited,” he says. “...

Syrian Refugees Given New Home In Canada Name Their New Baby Justin Trudeau

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK

A Syrian couple who sought refuge in Canada have named their child after the country’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Muhammad and Afraa Bilan arriv...

The Necessary Evil Of Syrian Child Labour In Lebanon

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK

Child labour amongst Syrian refugees is rife. From begging, manual - and often dangerous - labour, or searching for scrap metal on the streets, childr...

Syrian Refugee Describes His 'Nightmare' Escape From Aleppo To London

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK

“Please can we take a break,” 32-year-old Wassim asks as we sit in Finsbury Park on a mild spring day. The Syrian refugee is tired. He has lived i...

Jeremy Corbyn: I Might Not Allow A Drone Strike On Isis Leader

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Politics

"I'm no supporter or defender of ISIS in any way" says @jeremycorbyn #marr— The Andrew Marr Show (@MarrShow) April 23, 20...

Feeling Helpless Over Syria's Plight: Paving The Way Forward

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK
Tasnim Nazeer

There is unprecedented international outrage over the recent chemical attack that left many Syrian families dead and injured in the town of Khan Sheik...

Have We Become Appeasers?

Alex Fuller | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Politics
Alex Fuller

The world must be dealt with how it is, not how we might like it to be. We are a civilisation seeking peace but swimming in chaos.