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US-Backed Forces Declare Victory Over ISIS In Raqqa

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK

U.S.-backed militias in Syria declared victory over Islamic State in its capital Raqqa, raising flags over the last jihadist footholds after a four-mo...

What School Looks Like Around The World

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Parents

As students around the world go back to school we followed them for day to see how different life is for children living in other parts of the globe. ...

Boy Unable To Move As He Breaks Down With Emotion When His Soldier Dad Returns Home

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Parents

A young boy was so completely overcome with emotion when he saw his father for the first time in six months, he became stuck to the spot. Sean Gavaga...

Here's Why Isis Recruiter Sally Jones Is Holding A Jack Russell In This Picture

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK

An author, whose novel was photoshopped to create a bizarre “nun with a gun” image of so-called Islamic State recruiter Sally Jones, has hit out a...

UK's Most Wanted Terrorist - Sally-Anne Jones - 'Killed In US Drone Strike'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK

British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones, dubbed the White Widow, was “a legitimate target”, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said in the closest...

Syrian Child Bride Documents Her Life As A New Mother

The Huffington Post | Dawn Kelly | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK

Education in emergencies continues to be neglected globally, despite world leaders pledging there would be ‘No Lost Generation’ of children as a r...

Give Girls 12 Years Of Free, Safe, Quality Education. They Deserve It!

Ana María Mideros | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK
Ana María Mideros

Girl Guides in Rwanda. (Photo: Hervé Irankunda/WAGGGS) Girls deserve to go to school. It's a basic human right. Yet, according to the UN, 130 millio...

This Is My Wish

Bana Alabed | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK
Bana Alabed

It is not right that people have to live in camps, or live in fear all the time, or see their friends and family die, or live without clean water or food or a home. And when you know something is not right, you have to fix it. We all have to help one another, no matter what country we live in.

New Pledges For Education Are Desperately Needed, But Will Fall Short Unless We Tackle The Root Causes Of The Global Education Crisis

Leena Al-Derham | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK
Leena Al-Derham

Fundamentally, unless the root causes are tackled, we will not succeed in our goal of averting this global crisis. EAA Foundation delivers education to the world's most marginalized children- but with this group growing at an alarming rate, world leaders must do more to ensure peace and sustainable human development. For the sake of our future, we call on world leaders to leave a legacy worthy of our children.

Here's The Reality Of Life For Many Of The People Trump Just Banned From The US

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK

Human rights groups have slammed Donald Trump for his latest travel ban after the president slapped new restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Cha...

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...