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Europe Is a Distant Dream for Most Syrian Refugees

Caroline Anning | Posted 13.09.2015 | UK
Caroline Anning

Just existing is a daily struggle and for the young - unable to work, marry or leave the squalid refugee camps and half-built apartments they now call home - their lives are in limbo. People feel trapped, caged in by a situation that is not of their making with no end in sight.

It Is Time to Talk to Assad

Robin Lustig | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

Bashar al-Assad is responsible for some of the most heinous war crimes of recent times, including the use of chemical weapons, the mass imprisonment and torture of political opponents, and the indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas causing massive casualties. Yet the unpalatable reality must surely be that, despite his grim record, he remains indispensable in the search for an end to the conflict.

The Coming Syrian Regional War? A Full Briefing

Paul Reynolds | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Reynolds

The current question before the political leaders of the USA's allies such as the UK is 'how can we address the refugee problem at source, and how far should our escalating military efforts against ISIS and the Syrian regime go ?'.

The Week That Was - Three-Year-Olds on the Beach and Four-Year-Olds on the Doorstep

Helen Morton | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK
Helen Morton

This week, my social media feed has been dominated by two images; four-year-old children on the doorstep - ready for their first day at school, and a three-year-old's body on a beach. The same images shared by the same people on consecutive days. Parents posting their ultimate image of hope and pride alongside fear and shame.

The Waugh Zone September 11, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday September 11, 2015... 1) FORWARD, NOT BACK? It was Jeremy Corbyn’s 99th rally last night and fo...

ISIS Use Picture Of Dead Toddler As Propaganda Against Leaving 'House Of Islam'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK

WARNING: DISTURBING IMAGE BELOW Having indirectly caused the death of toddler Alan Kurdi, whose family fled the barbarous war in Syria last year, t...

Anyone With a Heart Would Do Exactly What Krishnan Guru-Murthy Did

Louise Ridley | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK
Louise Ridley

Channel 4's Krishnan Guru-Murthy stopped reporting on the refugee crisis this week, and actually got involved to help. And I'm so glad he did... The argument made by one commenter on the Channel 4 News Facebook page, that "Krishnan needs to remember that he is a journalist and stop his personal crusade" is rubbish.

Seeing What We Don't Want to See

Bjørn Ihler | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK
Bjørn Ihler

Last week pictures of three year old Aylan laying face down, dead on a beach here in turkey hit the news. To us europeans the picture was an eye-opener. A reminder of the gruesome reality, the painful fact that children knocking on our doors, asking for our help, die in an attempt to reach a better future...

Time Is Running Out in the Middle East

John Watson | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Politics
John Watson

Very hesitantly, with a weather eye on the immigration figures and the population forecasts, the UK Government reacts to public pressure to confirm th...

Humanity Washed Ashore

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

"My eyes are not baby blue. My hair is not blonde. If you have to stretch your soul to places unknown to feel sadness, to see your own child in my bro...

The Refugee Crisis and the Spider-Goat: Editing the empathy gap

Bex Felton | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK
Bex Felton

The boundary of Human Possibility is a soft-edged thing, really. It changes for all of us, at different rates, as our personal universes expand and co...

Humanitarian Disaster Causing Political-Economic Crisis

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

"European governments have proved to have an almost unlimited talent for making fools of themselves on an issue that can be tackled only by all of the...

My Immigrant Problem

Morna Macneill | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK
Morna Macneill

photo credit: sadly looking on via photopin (license) I don't know what is going on in Syria. There, I've said it. I am not socially and political...

Rain-Soaked Syrian Children Clamber Through Mud To Cross Into Europe

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK

More than 7,000 refugees, including families with young children, braved torrential rains on Thursday, part of a 100-mile trek from Greece's northern ...

Richard Dawkins Slams Saudi Arabia's 'Sick' Offer To Build 200 Mosques In Germany

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK

Richard Dawkins has lambasted Saudi Arabia's "sick" offer to build 200 mosques for refugees in Germany, as the Gulf state still refuses to shelter tho...

The Waugh Zone September 10, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday September 10, 2015... 1) HIGH NOON At midday, the Labour leadership race finally ends. Most Labou...

Scrutiny - But The 'Kill List' Is Out Of Bounds

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron’s new policy of targeted assassinations of British terror suspects is set to be investigated by a Parliamentary watchdog. The Prime...

David Cameron Asked If Syrian Child Refugees Will Be Deported At 18

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has dismissed claims Syrian refugee children the UK has agreed to home will be automatically sent back at 18. The suggestion they wou...

These Photos Captured By Refugee Children Speak A Thousand Words

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK

This is what it looks like to be a refugee through the eyes of a child. 500 children aged between seven and 12-years-old were given disposable came...

Is Home Really Where the Heart Is Now That Cameron's Finally Found His?

Paul Marshall | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Marshall

Suddenly we've all got a conscience. Or as frequently happens in situations when humanitarian disasters occur, we've just developed an acute sense of ...

Ukip MEP unveils plan to help Syrian refugees: Keep Assad in power

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Politics

Ukip’s migration spokesman Steven Woolfe believes Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad should be kept in power using international troops to “restore s...

Poignant Video Will Change How You View Syrian Children Over Your Own

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Parents

With the conflict in Syria now well into its third year, millions of children are being placed at risk. As families are abandoning life as they kno...

The Waugh Zone September 9, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday September 9, 2015... 1) DRONE ALONE The killings of the three Brit ISIL terrorists are just the ...

British Teen Wanted To Be UK's First Asian PM, Then He Joined Isis

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK

As a 16-year-old, Briton Reyaad Khan said he wanted to make the world a better place by ridding it of evil. But five years later, he would be kille...

What's In My Bag? The Possessions Of Refugees Running For Their Lives

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK

The meagre possessions that a handful of refugees managed to gather before fleeing for their lives has been laid bare in a striking series of photogra...