UK Syria

Cooper And Sturgeon Offer Refugees Homes

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 06.09.2015 | UK Politics

Yvette Cooper and Nicola Sturgeon have both offered to put up some of the Syrian refugees set to be taken in by the UK. The Labour leadership conte...

These Pictures Of Refugees Arriving In Munich Say It All

The Huffington Post UK | Jacqueline Housden | Posted 05.09.2015 | UK

A man wipes a tear from his eye as he arrives at Munich's main train station on Saturday, while a family of four can't wipe the smiles off their faces...

Why Britain Must Take More Refugees - And Why the British Public Agrees

Dr Omar Khan | Posted 05.09.2015 | UK
Dr Omar Khan

As public demands increase for Britain to let more refugees into Britain in the wake of the harrowing pictures of tragic three-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up a Turkish beach, and more than 370,000 people have signed a petition to accept more asylum seekers, evidence is growing that increasing numbers of British citizens want to give refugees a place to stay in their homes.

This Was The Week Europe Finally Found Its Empathy For Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.09.2015 | UK

This week marked a turning point for public attitudes to the millions of people migrating across Europe from the Middle East and North Africa. The ...

Corbyn Victory 'Would Stop Britain Bombing ISIS In Syria'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.09.2015 | UK

Britain may be unable to launch air strikes against Islamic State in Syria if Jeremy Corbyn becomes Labour leader, senior party figures and former mil...

New App Could Help Migrants Apply For Jobs With Only 'A Smartphone And A Smile'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.09.2015 | UK

Migrants and refugees arriving in Europe could apply for jobs in their native language with a new app that means they only need a "smartphone and a sm...

'Rising Sense Of Moral Purpose': UK Councils Offer Syrian Refugees Sanctuary

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.09.2015 | UK

More than 40 local councils across Britain have responded to an appeal to offer sanctuary to people fleeing the fighting in Syria. Members of the p...

Europe's Shame

Robin Lustig | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

Here is a message for the political leaders of Europe: Read what follows and be ashamed. Be very ashamed... Why should we do more? Because refugees are our fellow human beings. Why do I feel so strongly? Because my parents were refugees.

We Have Failed Aylan Kurdi - We Must Not Fail More

Rob Williams | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK
Rob Williams

Syrians have a right to seek a safer future than the reality they face now. If we can't make that happen for them in Turkey, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon, we should not be surprised if they come and look for it here. Seeking protection and education should not be seen as a luxury and survival should never been seen as enough.

Not a Political Football, But a Spiralling Humanitarian Emergency

Simon O'Connell | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK
Simon O'Connell

It is an outrage that for too long we have been distracted by the semantics and short term political objectives of this crisis, and that it takes the death of a three year old to shake us to our senses. By virtue of our shared humanity, this must change today.

Yvette Cooper Says She Can Still Win

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Politics

A Jeremy Corbyn victory in the Labour leadership race could lead to 1980s-style infighting and embolden the Tories to become more right wing, Yvette C...

Yvette Cooper Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.09.2015 | UK Politics

Yvette Cooper believes it's not over 'til it's over. As the Labour leadership race enters its final week, can she pull off a surprise win? Good luc...

We Have a Humanitarian Responsibility to Help Refugees

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

The UK has a proud history of welcoming refugees, including members of our families. As we face the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, now is not the time to abandon our humanitarian tradition, hence we should and must help more. We call on David Cameron to step up and take responsibility.

Syria In Numbers: Why Cameron's Offer Barely Scratches The Surface

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK

As David Cameron announces Britain will offer resettlement to thousands more Syrian refugees, the sheer scale of the migration crisis continues to dwa...

IS Destroy Tower Tombs In Latest Palmyra Destruction Spree in Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK

Islamic State militants have destroyed three ancient tower tombs in the central city of Palmyra, a Syrian government official has said. Tower tombs...

Are Newspapers Correct to Use Such Shocking Images on Their Front Pages?

Phil Hall | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK
Phil Hall

A toddler lies dead on a beach, his young life having been ended as he and his family desperately tried to escape war-torn Syria for a better, seeming...

Publishing the Tragic Image of Aylan Kurdi Was Needed to Spark Action

Jake Mills | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK
Jake Mills

With the devastating images of Aylan Kurdi making the front pages of the national newspapers this morning, there is a definite sense of change when it comes to the nations understanding and compassion surrounding the dire refugee situation.

Stop Making the Migrant Crisis About Us

Calum Miller | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Calum Miller

How would Britain cope with a huge influx of war-torn refugees? This is the question politicians have been asking in recent weeks - or, rather, the qu...

Father Who Spent Three Years Trying For A Better Life Tragically Buries His Family

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK

They left Syria as a family fuelled by hopes of a better life, but on Friday Abdullah Kurdi was heartbreakingly left with the task of burying his wife...

Syrian Boy's Father Tells Of Losing His Whole Family In Crossing

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK

The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy whose lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach on Wednesday is preparing to bury his family in his home to...

Someone Else's Shoes

Katy Campbell | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK
Katy Campbell

What would you do if you had to live one day of your life in someone else's shoes? Who would you pick? Probably someone famous, like Kim Kardashian or Tom Cruise. Or maybe you'd be a politician; like try being Obama or David Cameron, for the day. But none of you would pick being a refugee for the day, would you? Because that would be way too hard for us to comprehend.

Heartbreaking Cartoons Capture World's Sadness Over Drowned Syrian Boy

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK

Twitter is so often used to poke fun, to make jokes or be cruel - but today people shared powerful tributes, capturing the world's outrage and sadness...

'I Hope It Will Be Enough.' The 20-Year-Old Syrian Refugee Who's Depending On His Education To Save Him

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

In a photo taken on Friday, Hussein Al-Shamali, a 20-year-old, from the northern city of Idlib in Syria, held up his school identity card which has be...

The Waugh Zone September 3, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday September 3, 2015... 1) WAKE UP CALL The tragic, heartbreaking photo of little three-year-old Ayl...

Palmyra And Five Other Treasures Lost To The 'Cultural Cleansing' Of ISIS

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

The recent destruction of the Temple of Bel in Palmyra by a ragtag of black-hooded extremists is the latest expression of cultural savagery to beset a...