UK Syria

Cameron Announces 'New Approach To Disaster In Syria'

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Politics

The UK will invest at least an extra £1.2billion to fund education, jobs and humanitarian protection in Syria and the region, David Cameron has annou...

Training To Wrestle Could Be This Refugee's Ticket To A Better Life

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Bassam, a 14-year-old living in Jordan, has big dreams of becoming a wrestler. But the teenager has more hurdles to jump than others his age, as he is...

Ensuring There Is No Lost Generation for Syria

Lily Caprani | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK
Lily Caprani

I visited Za'atari refugee camp and met children who have fled Syria for their lives. I heard the same tales of losing homes, their schools and their friends. And stories of unimaginable violence and danger. These children should be going to school and playing with their friends, dreaming of what they want to be when they grow up. These children are the future of Syria and they urgently need protection and the chance of an education before a whole generation is lost to the conflict.

How The London Fire Brigade Is Helping 50,000 Syrians

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

Firefighters from the London Fire Brigade have helped to save the lives of 50,000 Syrians by donating equipment to volunteer search and rescue workers...

Short-term Politicking Will Not Resolve the Syria Crisis and Exodus to Europe - Commitment to Shared Societies and Long-term Action Will

Simon O'Connell | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK
Simon O'Connell

Segregating societies, isolating nations, closing borders and seizing valuable possessions from vulnerable people is not the answer. The London conference provides a crucial opportunity to show real leadership and to adopt a holistic approach to addressing both the crisis in Syria and resultant flight of hundreds of thousands of human beings to Europe. We can and must rise to the challenge.

The London Conference on Syria: A Step Toward the Necessary Leap of Progress

Johan Eldebo | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Politics
Johan Eldebo

Last week I spoke to a Syrian family who had fled the country and spent three weeks travelling to Europe. Now they were waiting for a train in Serbia to take them north towards Germany. When I asked the father why they chose to leave their home at this particular point in time, I was given an answer that haunts me.

The Dover Protests Only Scrape the Surface of the Lack of Empathy Towards Refugees

Ben Johns | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

Refugees are and should be welcome in the UK and other EU countries. They deserve better than this frankly appalling treatment. They're not trying to 'scrounge' from us. They're not just a 'bunch of migrants', like David Cameron said last week. They're people. It's time that they're given the help that they so desperately need.

This Week, The World Must Rise to the Challenge on Syria

Justine Greening | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Politics
Justine Greening

I believe the London Conference can be a turning point for the Syrian people who have endured so many horrors since war engulfed their country. One conference can't end the fighting or undo the suffering but it can be the moment when we rise to an unprecedented challenge with an unprecedented response. In London I want the world to offer a different story on Syria and a new vision of hope to its people. This is an historic opportunity and the whole world must grasp it.

The Time to Act for Syria's Children Is Now

Roger Godsiff | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Politics
Roger Godsiff

Denying children like Fatima their right to education is already having a devastating effect on their lives. But it also has serious, far-reaching consequences for societies and economies across the region. We must act now for the futures of Syria's children.

British Woman Who Returned From Syria Convicted Of Joining Isis

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Britain's First Woman To Be Found Guilty Of Joining Isis Has Been Sentenced A mother who travelled to Syria with her toddler has become th...

For Families Fleeing War, Grande Synthe Camp Represents Abandonment

Karl Pike | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
Karl Pike

I am certain politicians of all parties would agree that young families should not be left to live like those currently in the camp at Grande Synthe. In supporting the work of MSF and others, we hope both the UK and French Governments will assess the humanitarian need at the camps and provide assistance.

Second First Impressions From Lesvos: A Frosty Start

Maudie Fraser | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
Maudie Fraser

Touching down at 06:20 having spent the night travelling inevitably steeps reality with a peculiar hue, but driving out of Mytilene airport in my Hyun...

42 People, Including 17 Children, Dead In Horrific Aegean Sea Boat Accidents

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 23.01.2016 | UK

A father who lost his mother, wife and four children is among 42 people who died whilst crossing the Aegean Sea today, medical workers in Greece have...

Syrian Refugee Reunited With Family Before Welcoming Crowd

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK

A crowd has welcomed four Syrian refugees to Britain, greeting them at London's St Pancras Station after a landmark ruling said they could leave the C...

Join Us at a Little Gig and Help Raise Money for the Biggest Humanitarian Crisis of Our Lifetime

Jeremy Pritchard | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jeremy Pritchard

Being in a band means there isn't always much we can do to help causes through our work. So if we're asked, we try to take the opportunities. What's going on in Syria at the moment is so obviously pertinent, so present. The politics are enormously complicated and we don't profess to know half enough about it. But at its core is the biggest humanitarian crisis of our lifetime, and human beings who simply want to survive, who want their children to be safe. So, we and some other great musicians are doing a little gig this Friday 22nd to help raise money for Syria (we're DJing).

For Hope in Syria, First You Need a Bit of Confidence

Gareth Bayley | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK
Gareth Bayley

'Happy New Year!'. 'HNY2016!'. 'Kull a'aam wa enta bi-khayr'. It's that time of year when people give each other a boost and wish them well for the year ahead. Syrians remain incredibly generous in wishing me, 'love, peace and happiness' for 2016. I return the favour, usually with an invocation that Syria see peace, or at least a better year than last year. How hard can that be? Well, hope for peace was in short supply in early 2015. Early 2016 looked better

G4S Contractor Admits Red Door 'Apartheid' Issue Was Known 4 Years Ago

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 30.01.2016 | UK

The contractor charged by G4S with housing asylum seekers in North East England, has admitted it knew four years ago about issues housing clients in p...

G4S Leaked Emails Show Security Bosses Knew Of Red Door 'Issue' For Years

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 30.01.2016 | UK

G4S bosses knew for years that there was an issue with homes that marked out asylum seekers with red front doors but refused to do anything about it, ...

'Jihadi John' Is Definitely Dead... Islamic State Media Says So

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

Islamic State media confirmed on Tuesday the death of British extremist Mohammed Emwazi, better known as “jihadi John.” The terror group publis...

London Schoolgirls Who Joined Isis Could Be 'Brutalised To Death', Lawyer Says

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

The lawyer of the three British schoolgirls who fled to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State has spoken out about their safety, claiming that the...

Alan Kurdi's Dad Reacts To Charlie Hebdo 'Sex Attack' Cartoon

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

The father of drowned Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi has told how he wept upon seeing a cartoon that mocked up his son as one of the migrant sex attackers ...

7 Deadly Threats That Show Just How Hard Everyday Life Is For Syrian Civilians

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 16.01.2016 | UK

Millions of innocent Syrians are trying to survive in the most horrendous of circumstances, contending with multiple deadly threats on a daily basis. ...

Aylan Kurdi Memorial Funds Go To Help Other Refugees Crossing Aegean

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK

Thousands of people who donated money in memory of the drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi have raised enough to buy boats that will rescue other refug...

This Video Of Three Young, Rapping Syrian Brothers Shows There Is Hope For Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A new short film tells the story of how three young brothers who escaped from Syria are turning to rap music as an escape from their surroundings. ...

Charlie Hebdo Cartoon Linking Aylan Kurdi And Cologne Attacks Ignites The Debate It Wanted

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK

Charlie Hebdo has won plaudits from millions for pushing the boundaries of free speech and ensuring the debate around censorship remains fresh. Th...