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Refugee Religions: The Complex Relationship Between Poverty and Power

Kester Brewin | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK
Kester Brewin

(Photo credit: Bettmann/CORBIS) The Pope has been at it, and so has the Archbishop of Canterbury. Christian-minded columnists such as Giles Fraser ha...

Why Is Syria's Bashir Al-Assad Still In Power?

James Coe | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK
James Coe

In March 2008 Colonel Muammar Gaddafi addressed the Arab Leader's Summit in Syria. Gaddafi spoke without his trademark slurred speech and instead spok...

What Should #refugeeswelcome Actually Mean?

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK
Jonathan Arnott

Get this right, and I want us to take our share of refugees. Not from Europe, but from the places where the humanitarian crisis is greatest: Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. I want us to provide humanitarian aid in those countries. Get it wrong, and our actions become counterproductive - easing consciences without helping to resolve the problem.

2,000 Brits Open Their Homes To Refugees In 'Extraordinary Show Of Generosity '

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK

More than 2,000 people have offered to take in refugees in their own homes as ordinary Britons lead the way in responding to the migrant crisis. Zo...

#DontBombSyria: The Sun's Cowards Front Page Isn't Winning Over Social Media

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK

The Labour leadership candidates have been branded 'cowards' in The Sun newspaper after refusing to explicitly support airstrikes against the so-calle...


Laura Powell-Corbett | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK
Laura Powell-Corbett

I don't pretend to be a political expert. I'm not. I don't pretend to understand the intricacies and the whys of the Syrian War. I don't. I do kno...

His Name Is Aylan Kurdi: And We Are The Humans Without Humanity

Shehnaz Khan | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK
Shehnaz Khan

They say a picture tells a thousand words, but this one tells a million.

Aylan Kurdi: Let Cameron Sit On His Hands. Our Shoulders Will Turn The Wheel of Humanity.

Karl Davis | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK
Karl Davis

Prime Minister, I hope hope you hug your children a little tighter tonight too. They are beautiful little people, just as were Aylan and Galip, and the countless lives needlessly lost before them. Use the power you have, and make a change, but don't you dare tell me that we cannot afford to put our shoulders to the wheel of humanity.

The Waugh Zone September 7, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday September 7, 2015... 1) NUMBER CRUNCHING When David Cameron makes his Commons statement today, he wil...

Refugees Like My Grandfather Were Welcome in 1948, Why Do We Need a Hashtag Now?

Roberts Zivtins | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK
Roberts Zivtins

It is almost exactly 67 years ago, to the day, that the registrar of Sheffield University wrote to my grandfather offering him a job as a museum technician. This might not be considered significant or life changing until you know that, at the time, he was living in a displaced persons camp. How easily could you compare my grandfather's story to today's refugees, fleeing the horrors in 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 04.09.2016 | 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 04.09.2016 | 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 04.09.2016 | 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 04.09.2016 | 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 04.09.2016 | 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...