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Refugees Say What They Love And Remind Us How Little They Have

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK

These refugees don’t have much. When asked what they love, their answers aren’t material: Their family. Being warm. Peace in Syria. Help Refugees,...

The First British Woman To Travel To Syria To Fight Isis Explains What Motivates Her

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK

A 27-year-old from Blackburn is believed to have become the first British woman to travel to Syria to fight so-called Islamic State. Kimberley Taylor ...

These Syrian Children Have Some Serious Career Goals

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK

Many of the Syrian children living in Lebanon as refugees were forced to flee their homes under the most dire of circumstances. Those who are fortuna...

Will The Law Stretch From Srebrenica To Saydnaya?

Robin Lustig | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK
Robin Lustig

Even incorrigible liberals like me need to remind ourselves sometimes that however miserable we might feel about Brexit or Trump, we face nothing a fraction as terrifying as what the Muslims of Srebrenica faced in 1995, or what the people of Syria have been facing for the past six years.

Syrians Speak: What Syrians Want You To Know

Usman Butt | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK
Usman Butt

It will be six-years since the Syrian uprising started next month and conditions in the country are dire with a fragile ceasefire barely holding. Syri...

The Government's Betrayal Of Refugees, And Us

Arthur Peirce | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics
Arthur Peirce

The history of Syria is not a peaceful one, even before the current civil war, Syria had been ruled by the iron fist of dictators, the people suffering from heavy sectarian violence. Though the land it occupies has been home to people for thousands of years, the country of Syria is less than a century old, and herein lies the key to its bloody history.

Life On A Syrian Refugee Camp

Anna Sophia Thorne | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK
Anna Sophia Thorne

All of the deaths, disappearances and instances of violence and torture that have affected my Syrian friends' lives should be fiction, could have been fiction if things had turned out differently. But since they haven't, these facts have had to be absorbed into the fabric of people's lives, just as the realities of life on a refugee camp have had to be.

Aleppo: The Hidden War Is Not Hiding With Tech

Ru Barksfield | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech
Ru Barksfield

As someone who adores new technology I'm not sure whether to be impressed or appalled by this new generation of 'live' carnage. I feel near helpless sat on a comfy couch, in a leafy green part of London, yet as a generation we have never been so empowered by the tools handed to us 'millennials'. But we are not helpless.

Far-Right Activist Tells Guest On Channel 4 News 'I Hope You Don't Get Raped'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK

LATEST: Barbara Ntumy speaks to The Huffington Post UK about last night’s incident. Former BNP member and far-right activist Jack Buckby appeared on...

The Unimaginable Terror Of Saydnaya

Kate Allen | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Kate Allen

Saydnaya is a place of unimaginable terror. Even when you know about the numerous horrors that have already unfolded in Syria in the past half-decade, it chills you to the bone to hear survivors telling you what it was like to be in Saydnaya. The 30 or so former detainees we spoke to have been to hell and back.

7 Horrifying Details From Inside Syria's 'Human Slaughterhouse' Revealed

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK

Horrifying details have been released from inside a Syrian “human slaughterhouse” where up to 13,000 prisoners have been tortured and executed in ...

Last Year, We Promised All Syrian Children An Education - So Where Is It?

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK

Exactly one year ago today, more than 40 countries pledged $1.4bn to ensure every Syrian child refugee would be in school by the end of the 2016/17 ac...

Ikea’s New Project Will Create Jobs For Hundreds Of Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK

Swedish furniture giant Ikea will stock a line of rugs and textiles made by Syrian refugees in 2019. The move will create 200 jobs for Syrian refugees...

British Man Fighting Isis In Syria 'Killed Himself' To Avoid Capture

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK

A former British chef who died fighting the so-called Islamic State in Syria reportedly killed himself to avoid being taken hostage and used as a prop...

Director Of The White Helmets Documentary Slams Trump As Syrian Stars Can't Attend Oscars

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK

The British-born director of the Oscar-nominated documentary depicting the actions of Syrian refugee crisis first-responders has urged the US Governme...

This Is What It Means To Be A Syrian Refugee

Sleman Shwaish | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK
Sleman Shwaish

The emotional torment of fleeing your home is not easy to describe. I remember arriving at London Heathrow airport like it was yesterday. It was a freezing cold December night and I could not think straight. I felt so sad and guilty at leaving my parents behind. But equally I was happy and relieved to be in a safe place. I never wanted to leave Syria. I never thought that, some four years later, I would have a new life in Yorkshire. What makes someone abandon their home and travel over land and sea for a better future? In recent days, there has been so much focus on refugees around the world. I am a 'refugee'. But first and foremost, I am a person.

Donald Trump's State Visit Should Be Axed Until He Ends Refugee Ban, Says Jeremy Corbyn

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 29.01.2017 | UK Politics

.@jeremycorbyn comes out strongly against the state visit organised for @realDonaldTrump #Peston pic.twitter.com/gAqopUmxWk— Peston on Sunday (@pest...

Nine-Year-Old Syrian Boy Invites America's President To His Birthday Party

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK

Nine-year-old Ali Harba would like the president of America to come to his birthday party, which he will hold in a tent in an informal settlement in L...

Syria: Getting Ready For The Long-Term

George Graham | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
George Graham

As Syrian refugees endure their sixth bitter winter since this dreadful war began we must redouble our efforts to give them hope for a warmer, brighter future.

The Altar Of Russo-Turkish Love Requires Too Many Sacrifices

Jamila Mammadova | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Politics
Jamila Mammadova

Heads of states come and go and, as recent events in Europe show, in a rapidly changing world, that seems to be the only opportunity for compromise and peaceful transition toward the new global realities. Yet if Erdogan would still manage to eat his cake and have it too, perhaps to everybody's surprise, he will be able to surpass Ataturk's legacy too.

Seven-Year-Old Syrian Bana Alabed Has A Heartwarming Message About Her New Life

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.01.2017 | UK

A seven-year-old girl who tweeted about the horrors of her life in war-torn Aleppo has described her new life in a series of heart-warming tweets. Ban...

The Power Of Building Change From Below

Harriet Lamb | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK
Harriet Lamb

Building such community peace at the grassroots is not easy, and too often overlooked. But in 2017, with so much uncertainty about where governments are going, it is vital. And we need to make sure that the voices of all those who believe in justice and peace, and in caring for our planet, are heard loud and clear.

Former British Chef Ryan Lock Killed Fighting Isis In Syria

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK

A former British chef with no previous military experience has been killed fighting against so-called Islamic State in Syria, according to reports. ...

Sexism And Death Trumps 2016

Amy Howerska | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Politics
Amy Howerska

At some point in 2016, I went to sleep and woke up in an episode of Black Mirror. I think I can mark the point at which this happened, it was morning,...

The Power And Passion Of Girls Must Prevail

Anita Tiessen | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Politics
Anita Tiessen

This year, we've put girls firmly in the spotlight. We've encouraged them to speak out on a global stage, share their stories with the world and be the change they want to see.