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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.

Terrible Events Of 2016 Show We Are All In This Together

Richard Corbett | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK
Richard Corbett

We need change that builds, rather than destroys. That means controlling arms supplies as the Arms Trade Treaty already requires governments to do. It means offering a refuge to those fleeing violence and persecution, as the Refugee Convention has for decades prescribed. We must also develop a Global Compact on Migration, to protect migrants, so often as vulnerable as refugees, and to manage migration for the benefit of all. If the terrible events of 2016 are not to be repeated, the calls for change to make the world more secure and inclusive must be heard and acted on. Nadi's experience may seem a million miles away from ours but we share the same thread of laws and norms that are supposed to keep us safe. Ultimately we are all in this together.

Why Aleppo's Evacuation Was No Such Thing

Alicia Kearns | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK
Alicia Kearns

Aleppo is not an evacuation of communities from danger to a place of refuge. It is the forced displacement of civilians from their homes. The point-blank shooting of civilians dragged from their homes by Regime soldiers and militias as reported by the UN. This is no evacuation, this is ethnic cleansing... The world has watched on as ethnic cleansing took place in Syria. We should be ashamed. The people of Aleppo continue to suffer, but does the world continue to care?

Russian Plane Carrying Military Choir To Syria Crashes In The Black Sea

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK

A Russian passenger plane with 92 people aboard, including a well-known military band known as the Red Army Choir has crashed into the Black Sea on it...

In Syria, Hospitals Are A Place You Go To Die

Dr. Rola Hallam | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK
Dr. Rola Hallam

When it comes to the Syrian war on civilians, we are not short on evidence of these atrocities and war crimes. What we are short on is action by our governments to stop the massacre of civilians and the targeting of hospitals and medics as a weapon of war.

Here’s How The Money You Donated Will Help The People Of Aleppo

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK

Aid workers helping in Syria have warned that access to medical and life-saving assistance, including food, remains “atrociously insignificant” in...

Children Continue To Arrive In Calais With Nothing: Why My Christmas Shopping Looks Different This Year

Clare Moseley | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Moseley

This week five boys arrived with us (Care4Calais) from Eritrea. Three of them are 16 years old, one is 15 and one is 17. I try hard not to get perso...

Compassion Fatigue? Not In Our Name

Katherine Davies | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Katherine Davies

Photo: Glen Matthews It was odd to read the recent news commentary reporting 'compassion fatigue' over Syria. I do not know a single person who is no...

Syria: Ways You Can Help (A Positive Piece!)

Tasneem Albarazi | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK
Tasneem Albarazi

Working for a charity solely focused on Syria, such as Syria Relief, can guarantee a regular rollercoaster of emotions for all of its employees and su...