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Boris Johnson Wants To See Protests Outside The Russian Embassy Over Syria Atrocities

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK

Boris Johnson has encouraged people to march on the Russian embassy over the country’s role in the Syrian conflict. The foreign secretary told the C...

The Waugh Zone October 11, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday, October 11… 1) BUTTONS FOR PUNISHMENT Given all the dire EU referendum predictions of instant r...

Corbyn Attacked By Labour MPs - Despite Unity Plea

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has again come under fire from Labour MPs - despite his plea for Parliamentary unity following his re-election as leader. The Labour lea...

Why Is A Western Life Worth More Column Inches Than A Syrian One?, Asks John Simpson

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK

If you live in the United States, you’re 55 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than you are by a terrorist. Or, as veteran foreign c...

Jeremy Corbyn Heckled At Stop The War Coalition Conference

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn was heckled at a Stop the War coalition conference in central London on Saturday. The Labour leader was yelled at by protesters as he ar...

Syria's Heroic White Helmets Lose Nobel Peace Prize But Win The Public's Hearts

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK
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The White Helmets have been praised for congratulating the President of Colombia after he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The group, also known as ...

Calais Volunteering, Dignity, And The Failures Of The First World

Arthur Peirce | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

What is often forgotten, and left behind in coverage, is that every single refugee, each statistic in some newspaper, is a life that has been absolutely shattered. Now, as their home is once again to be demolished, the lives and futures of each and every refugee in Calais is once again uncertain.

This 7-Year-Old Wants You To Know The Reality Of Being Bombed In Aleppo

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK

“I am very afraid I will die tonight...these bombs will kill me now,” seven-year-old Bana Alabed tweets. The Aleppo resident has been live tweetin...

Syrian Refugees, Now Exploited, Picking Europe's Tomatoes

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

We have been working in Izmir for a while now, with families living in difficult conditions in the city. Too many people in tiny rooms with no money for food, dreaming of making the life-threatening crossing to Greece in the rubber boats that leave from there. But nothing could have prepared me for this...

Why Is Britain Confiscating Passports For The Syrian Regime?

Chris Doyle | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK
Chris Doyle

It appears that foreign powers, including those with the most appalling human rights records, can demand that passports of their citizens can be confiscated by foreign powers. The question is why is the British government going along with this? Amazingly enough despite all the heated condemnatory language, the British government has done just that on behalf of the Assad regime.

Poverty Fixation Will Not Solve Global Turmoil - Increasing Opportunity Is Key

Simon O'Connell | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK
Simon O'Connell

With this knowledge, and with courage and honesty, we must build on the rhetoric of the New York meeting to identify practical solutions. In today's globalised world, where instability in one place can affect stability in another, we must find ways for all individuals to access opportunity, so they can contribute and achieve irrespective of where they were born.

Syrian Artists Imagine More Peaceful Future In Wake Of Crisis

Julia Karlysheva | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Julia Karlysheva

Conflict and displacement also carry with them the less visible scars of grief and trauma - feelings difficult to manage in adults, and even harder to manage in children. While it's unimaginable to ignore the effects of the war, can there really be reasons for optimism and hope? A group of Syrian artists believe so.

'There Is No Safe Place In Syria'

Aleema Shivji | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK
Aleema Shivji

The tragedy behind Iraj's story is shared by millions of Syrians displaced by the ongoing conflict. The numbers related to this crisis are so big, it can be hard to think of them as individual stories, specific families, unique faces... Each story we hear has one thing in common: explosive weapons are always part of their heart-breaking account.

Syria, Yemen And How Double Standards Block The Path to Peace

Alistair Burnett | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Alistair Burnett

As the siege of Syria's second city Aleppo intensifies again and the Saudi campaign in Yemen grinds on, there is an urgent need for the main powers to get back round the table and at least agree to stop fuelling the conflicts. But this week has shown that prospect seems remote.

Don't Forget The Syrian Refugees

Sam Coleman | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Sam Coleman

I know there are good people, kind people, loving people out there. You're probably one of them. So please, I urge you, donate some money to help these helpless war victims. We should not have to rely on charity but our government has failed to do enough and the opposition has been too consumed with inter-party spatting to curtail the government's inaction.

'Nujeen Was One Of The Lucky Ones' - Help Us To Protect More Children On The Move

Lily Caprani | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Lily Caprani

Nujeen Mustafa, a 17-year old Syrian refugee, made headlines last year when she made the journey from Syria to Germany in a wheelchair. As she tells t...

This Is Not The First Attack On Aid Workers In Syria - But It Must Be The Last

Mike Adamson | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK
Mike Adamson

Volunteers are not collateral damage. They are not acceptable targets when a ceasefire ends. Ceasefire or no, the rules of international humanitarian law still apply. Safe access must mean safe access. Guarantees given by fighting parties must be honoured. This recent attack has horrified people across the world. It has also denied 78,000 people of much-needed aid. These attacks cannot and must not continue. We call for all aid workers to be respected and protected. This, sadly, may not be the first time aid workers have been attacked. But it should be - it must be - the last.

As Europe Fails To Act, 60,000 Refugees Are Living In Appalling And Unsafe Conditions In Greece

Ghias Aljundi | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK
Ghias Aljundi

Theresa May talked about the importance of a global response to the refugee crisis but she did not offer any more resettlement opportunities and of course, the UK is playing no part in this emergency programme to relocate refugees from Greece... I saw too much suffering in Greece and this pain shatters my heart. I do not like to be angry but I am full of anger and I am disgusted by this terrible indifference. The people I met last week were full of warmth, compassion and dignity, despite their despair and exhaustion, and they deserve so much more.

It Is Time For Some Moral Outrage

Robin Lustig | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK
Robin Lustig

Sometimes even a greybeard old hack like me is sickened by the obscenity of the world in which we live. Sickened by the obscenity of Western governments selling arms to warring parties and then building walls to keep out the desperate families fleeing from their bombs. Sickened by the weasel words of governments that pledge to help those same desperate families when they have no intention of fulfilling their pledges.

This Is The Moment A Medic Risked His Life To Save A Baby From A Collapsed Building

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK

This is the moment a medic clambers up to the top of a building that’s almost wholly collapsed to rescue a mother and baby. The heroic incident took...

Six-Year-Old Writes Heart-Breaking Letter To Obama Offering To House Syrian Ambulance Boy

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK

A little boy has written a heart-breaking letter to Barack Obama after being moved by the plight of the young Syrian child photographed in an ambulanc...

Viewers Left In Tears By Reporter's Surprise Reunion With Refugee Family

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK

Footage of a BBC reporter’s impromptu reunion with a refugee family she last saw two years ago in Syria has been leaving viewers in tears. Lyse Douc...

This Is How Many Americans Have Been Killed In The US By Syrian Refugee Terrorists

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK

Context: Sources: The viral claim that ‘no one’ refugee resettled since 9/11 has been ‘arrested on domestic terrorism charges’. Syr...

Confessions Of A Volunteer Virgin

Hattie Holden Edmonds | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK
Hattie Holden Edmonds

Before I tackle the House of Lords Children in Crisis report on unaccompanied refugee children in the EU, I really need to replace that mould-riddled ...

The Waugh Zone September 19, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, September 19, 2016… 1) SHADOW BOXING Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to his local boxing gym yesterday w...