UK Syria

Would You Put Your Child to Sea in a Dinghy?

Fadi Itani | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Politics
Fadi Itani

Every day we are hit with another heart-breaking glimpse into the horror of the unfolding global refugee crisis. Photographs and footage of Aylan Kurdi, a Kurdish-Syrian three-year old who drowned with other members of his family as they tried to reach safety in Europe, tear at our souls.

Katie Hopkins Takes On Role Of Chief Cheerleader For Cameron's 'State Assassinations'

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK

An apparently bloodthirsty Katie Hopkins is celebrating the RAF drone strike which killed a Cardiff-born British terror suspect. Reyaad Khan, 21, ...

This Is How The Sun And Daily Mail Marked The Killing Of British Jihadis

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK

The Sun's front page was lambasted on Tuesday for glorifying "summary executions" after it emerged that the Prime Minister authorised RAF drone strike...

A Boarding School Is Offering Places To Orphaned Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A boarding school in Suffolk is offering two free places to orphaned Syrian refugees, and is asking other schools in the UK to do the same. Fran D...

Britain's 'Kill List': There Are More Terrorist Targets, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon Admits

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Politics

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has signalled the British military has drawn up a terrorist "kill list" after revealing there are more than three ext...

'Pitiful'. David Cameron Criticised For Taking Just 12 Syrian Refugees A Day

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has said Britain is mounting the modern equivalent of rescuing thousands of refugee Jewish children from Nazi Germany despite his announ...

Is This The UK's First 'State Assassination' Of Terror Suspects?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh and Ned Simons | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Politics

Two British terror suspects fighting for so-called Islamic State have been killed by RAF drone strikes in Syria, David Cameron has revealed. In a d...

Save Syria's Children Campaign

Amy Treasure | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Parents
Amy Treasure

The boat the family had boarded was carrying them from war torn Syria bound for the Greek island of Kos. Sadly, their journey did not end in jubilation that they had fled to safety but has ended in a tragedy that has touched the hearts of many.

Government Sitting On A Wembley Stadium Of Empty Buildings To House Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Politics

The Government has empty buildings that total more than the floor space of Wembley Stadium, or more than 2,100 family homes, the Huffington Post can r...

26 Pictures Of Hope And Optimism Show Another Side To The Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK

For refugees displaced by the Syrian civil war and instability in the Middle East, their journeys have been filled with fear and uncertainty. But a...

Refugee Religions: The Complex Relationship Between Poverty and Power

Kester Brewin | Posted 07.09.2015 | 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 h...

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

James Coe | Posted 07.09.2015 | 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 07.09.2015 | 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 07.09.2015 | 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 07.09.2015 | 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 07.09.2015 | 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 stateme...

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

Roberts Zivtins | Posted 06.09.2015 | 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 05.09.2015 | 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...