UK Syria

Bombing Islamic State, But Refusing Europe's Refugees: The UK Prefers Weaponry to Refuge

Neil Durkin | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

If the UK's airstrikes on Syrian targets lead to civilian deaths, panic and further refugee flows, who will be expected to look after those new refugees? Not Britain, presumably.

Hajj - A Model of Unity

Qari Asim | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK
Qari Asim

Hajj is a religious pilgrimage during which Muslims from every corner of the globe travel to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is the world's largest gathering of people, with close to 3 million people attending each year.

Encounters in Kos; The Pain of the Boat People

April Humble | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK
April Humble

Today we have a pre-eid celebration for the families in the hotel. Cake, balloons, toys and so much food. It is beautiful. Most, not all, are relaxed for now and allow themselves to feel happiness.

Why the Refugee Crisis Is My Favourite Crisis of All

Tahir Nasser | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Politics
Tahir Nasser

We would simply think and do what is best for others, as we would count them among our own kith and kin. And that's why this refugee crisis is my favourite crisis of all - because maybe, just maybe, it might teach us that our actions will return to us, if not today, then tomorrow.

We Need a Better Solution Than Merely Accepting Refugees

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

It is difficult to see when all of this is going to end, but one thing has to be made clear: as long as Assad remains, the number of deaths, homeless, and displaced will continue to grow. The world community must acknowledge, once and for all, that the end of this humanitarian crisis depends on an end to the Assad government.

British Woman Who Travelled To Syria With Children 'Rescued' By Rebels

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

A British woman and her five children who travelled to Islamic State-held Syria and were later kidnapped have reportedly been rescued by a Syrian rebe...

Clive Lewis: Calling Jeremy Corbyn Unpatriotic For Not Singing The National Anthem Is 'Preposterous'

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Politics

A former Army Reservist who became a Labour MP in May has defended Jeremy Corbyn’s decision not to sing the national anthem. Clive Lewis, elected...

British Universities Are Offering Syrian Refugees Scholarships

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

British universities are offering scholarships for refugees who have fled from Syria, North Africa and the Middle East, as well as offering "scholar r...

Should the UK Enter Syria? Eight Things We Need to Question

Scenes of Reason | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Politics
Scenes of Reason

Syria's quite a large country; how are we going to sustain a campaign fighting on several fronts? If we are going up against the Syrian government AND Islamic State we would need quite a lot of soldiers on the ground...

'Surges' and 'Swarms', What About Children In Crisis?

Afsana Aramesh | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Afsana Aramesh

As people talk of 'surges' and 'swarms' of migrants, I think of the increasing number of refugee children arriving in the UK without anyone to look after them - unaccompanied, uncertain, alone.

Little Refugee Girl Handing Flower To Turkish Riot Policeman Becomes Symbolic Gesture Of Hope

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK

As millions of refugees escaping from war-torn countries are displaced across the globe, small signs of hope can still be found. One little girl h...

When Is It OK to Abandon Our 'Sustainable Aid' Ethos?

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Style
Laura Tenison MBE

Thanks again for your support and please don't forget to put aside nice, warm, good quality clothing for our next From a Mother to Another collection period in the run up to Mother's Day early next year. For now we still have stocks on hand to deliver to those in need both in the UK and now in Lebanon to the Syrian refugees.

The Summer I Understood War

Hekate Papadaki | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Hekate Papadaki

War was something that happened on TV until the summer of 2004. A boat carrying Iraqi families had crashed somewhere on the coast of Attica in Greece....

'Yes, But Why Are All the Refugees Coming Here?'

Chris Tavner | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Tavner

In my last blog I noted how public opinion appeared to be changing around the issue of refugees following the tragic death of Aylan Kurdi. Even The S...

Is Corbyn's Foreign Policy the Real Break with the Past?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

All told, if the new Labour leader can broaden the appeal of his views on Britain's role in the world among his parliamentary colleagues and the public, he could have an unexpected influence on UK foreign policy.

Turns Out The UK Is Taking Just 3.5% Of Migrants Applying For Asylum In Europe

The Huffington Post UK | James Martin | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK

The UK received one in thirty of all the asylum claims made by new applicants in European Union countries between April and June, new figures show.A t...

Opportunities Amidst the Migration Crisis

Gibril Faal | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Gibril Faal

In August 2015, there were about two million Syrian refugees in Turkey and they make up about 25% of the population of Lebanon. Even with the highest ...

Let's Stop Saying We Are Full and Deal With the Refugee Crisis

Edward Adoo | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Edward Adoo

We have to remember those refugees are human beings like us, not cattle. They need our help, they have no homes, food, shelter. Regardless of religious or atheist beliefs - we have to help them it's a mandatory cause that should not even be questioned. Let's do the right thing.

Charity Begins at Home...

Steph Weller | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Steph Weller

If 'charity begins at home' means that you should take care of family, close friends and neighbours, then yes, shouldn't we all be doing that anyway? ...

Europe Must Follow UK's Lead on Aid to Syrian Refugees

Rob Williams | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Rob Williams

We care for refugees, but we should be angry as well.

Six Of The World's Most Iconic Refugees

Clara Maciver | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Clara Maciver

In the cesspit that is the Murdoch conglomerate's critique of the migrant crisis, one finds little rational and fair analysis of the reality of the wo...

Leeds, We Have Room: How the Figures in the Refugee Crisis Really Add Up

Jasmine Andersson | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Jasmine Andersson

Leeds has announced that it will be taking in 200 hundred refugees to offer its hand in the crisis.

Anti-Refugee Meme Claims Ice Cube Is 'ISIS-Convert Living In Birmingham'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK

Everyone knows Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube is 'Straight Outta Compton', but not supporters of the far-right apparently. The original member of N.W...

The UK Must Do More to Help Unaccompanied Refugee Children

Alex Cunningham | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Cunningham

The UK has a long, proud history of supporting the most vulnerable children. During the Second World War we accepted 10,000 kindertransport children fleeing Nazi persecution. Let us honour this proud history and not turn our backs on the most vulnerable children in Europe today.

British Isis Jihadist In Online Rant About Syrians Stealing His Shoes And Phone Charger

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK

A British jihadist fighting with so-called Isis militants has complained that his Arab comrades steal his shoes, refuse to queue and use his phone cha...