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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...

We Are Showing Those In Aleppo They Have Not Been Forgotten

Lara Hakki | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK
Lara Hakki

These brave medical workers have risked their lives to save others, and SAMS is proud to continue to support our medical workers and patients as they recover from months of siege, targeted attacks, traumatic events, and horrific violence.

#EmergencyLessons: How Unicef And ECHO Are Supporting Children In Egypt

Hayley Cull | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK
Hayley Cull

When I met Leen in Giza a few days ago, it was clear that at just 25 years old with three children aged 10, nine and four, she has learnt to be very strong from a young age. Having only arrived in Egypt a few weeks ago and still dealing with trauma herself, she has already started working as a teacher, providing vital psycho-social support and education to children who have experienced the same horrors as she did in Syria and along that 'Death Road'.

Russian Ambassador To Turkey Shot Dead During Live Press Conference In Ankara

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK

The Russian ambassador to Ankara has been shot dead by a gunman during a live press conference, amid chaotic scenes at an art gallery in the Turkish c...

Universities Must Act Now And Provide Refugee Scholarships

Elisabeth Mahase | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Elisabeth Mahase

An education is not a piece of paper that you get as you Instagram a photo of yourself in a cap and gown. Education is a doorway to a better future. It can help you find the voice to fight, open the the eyes of those who have never seen beyond their front door and break the cycle of poverty. Education is knowledge and that can change everything.

Never Again: A Prayer, A Promise, A Vow

Toby Cadman | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK
Toby Cadman

We can and we should provide both if the decades-long international system of protection of civilians and regulation of warfare is to have any meaning. It is urgent to ensure the safe passage of civilians in Eastern Aleppo according to International Law; and it is imperative to investigate the responsibility for the crimes that have already been committed.

Seven-Year-Old Bana Alabed Has Been Safely Evacuated From Aleppo

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK

A seven-year-old girl who has been tweeting about her experiences from the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo has been rescued. Bana Alabed gave the world...

2016: Goodbye And Good Riddance

Robin Lustig | Posted 18.12.2016 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

The lesson to be learnt from Syria, we are told, is that this appalling tragedy is the kind of thing that happens when foreign powers turn their backs on tyranny and refuse to intervene. The lesson to be learnt from Iraq, on the other hand -- and Libya, and Yemen, come to that -- is that chaos, violence and human suffering on an unimaginable scale are what follow when foreign powers intervene.

Aid Convoy Leaves London With Enough Supplies For New Children's Hospital In Aleppo

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK

A convoy carrying enough supplies to build a new children’s hospital in Syria left London on Saturday after more than £155,000 was donated in just ...

Thousands March Through London To Oppose The 'Aleppo Holocaust'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK

Thousands of people marched through the streets of London on Saturday to share their “extreme rage about the complete inaction of the international ...

Thousands Expected At London March For Aleppo Event Over 'International Inaction'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK

Several thousand people have expressed interest in attending a demonstration in London on Saturday prompted by the “extreme rage” felt over the in...

We Are Ready To Help The People Of Aleppo, But Protection Of Civilians And Aid Workers Is Vital

Mike Adamson | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK
Mike Adamson

As I write this, I have just been given the devastating news that Yasser Lakmoush, a SARC volunteer from Idlib, has tragically been killed while undertaking humanitarian work. Poignantly, before his death, he tried to illustrate the emotions of being a frontline first aider in this crisis: "the feeling you have when you save somebody cannot be described, it is a matter of life or death."

Virtual Reality: The Gifts We have For Aleppo

Hanan A Khalek | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Tech
Hanan A Khalek

On a microscopic level, I introduce Darren Emerson, the innovative Director, Filmmaker and founder of VR City, who simulated a 360° virtual reality film named, 'Invisible' depicting life in the detention UK immigrant system, "through the true voices of peoples experiences".

Aleppo Graffiti Sends Messages Of Defiance To Russian And Pro-Government Forces

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK

Residents of Aleppo have left messages of defiance and anger for pro-government forces as civilians in the rebel-held city prepare to be taken to a bo...

What The People Of Aleppo Need Is Our Outrage

Gemma Gillie | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK
Gemma Gillie

Don't feel overwhelmed by the scale of the horror - or turn away because it is too upsetting. Don't not share something on social media, or not join a protest because you feel embarrassed. Don't think that social action is something that belongs only to the 'lefties' and students. Don't think that we can't make a difference because it is "Governments" who should be doing more. Government's answer to us!

Petition Urging Parliament 'To Act Now' In Aleppo And Other Starving Syrian Cities Surpasses 100k

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK

More than 120,000 people have urged the British government to air drop life saving aid “into the starving cities in Syria” in a petition that must...

Game, Set And Match: How The West Let Assad Win The Civil War In Syria

Sam Goodman | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Goodman

The military victory for Assad is now pretty much assured. The election of Trump will turn the US position on Assad from ambivalence to open support, ensuring a political victory as well. The sad reality is the new warmth in US/Russian relations will be consummated with Assad's victory against his own people.

Haunting Images Reveal The Horrifying Effect War Has Had On Aleppo

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK

The devastation and destruction of Aleppo has been laid bare in heartbreaking before and after photographs. The city, formerly Syria’s largest and a...

Human Rights Violations In Aleppo: Why The War Must End Now

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK
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Tasnim Nazeer

Political leaders around the world need to take decisive action in order for innocent victims of the crisis to be given the justice they deserve and the appropriate humanitarian assistance. It is unjustifiable to allow civilians as young as newborn babies to undergo this suffering.

‘Muslims Like Us' Encapsulates The Sheer Diversity Of Muslim Communities

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

For us within Tell MAMA, anything that challenges stereotypical and lazy views about Muslims is to be welcomed. This not only challenges the views of anti-Muslim bigots, it also challenges those who hold views similar to Abdul Haq and who believe that Islam and Muslims must behave and act in a specific manner or they are not deemed to be Muslim.

Boris Johnson Slammed For Joking At Lavish Ball While Aleppo Crumbled

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK

Boris Johnson has been criticised for attending a lavish diplomatic ball on the day fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo entered its ‘final moments...

'Are You Incapable Of Shame?' US Ambassador Launches Blistering Attack On Russia Over Aleppo

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK

The US ambassador to the UN has launched a blistering attack on those responsible for the slaughter in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Addressing Russia at...

George Osborne Praised For 'Savage' Speech About West's Failure To Stop Aleppo

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK

George Osborne has given a passionate speech about Britain’s failure to prevent the slaughter in Aleppo, saying his generation of politics has learn...