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We Have Failed Aylan Kurdi - We Must Not Fail More

Rob Williams | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK
Rob Williams

Syrians have a right to seek a safer future than the reality they face now. If we can't make that happen for them in Turkey, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon, we should not be surprised if they come and look for it here. Seeking protection and education should not be seen as a luxury and survival should never been seen as enough.

Are Newspapers Correct to Use Such Shocking Images on Their Front Pages?

Phil Hall | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK
Phil Hall

A toddler lies dead on a beach, his young life having been ended as he and his family desperately tried to escape war-torn Syria for a better, seeming...

My Grandpa Arrived Here on a Boat. What Would He Make of This Crisis?

Leah Kreitzman | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK
Leah Kreitzman

I imagine he was scared, that the journey was long and tough, that they didn't know what to expect when they arrived and how they would be greeted. 100 years later, what would he make of the migrant and refugee crisis unfolding daily on Europe's shores?

The Day a Picture Woke Us From Our Compassionate Sleep

Professor Paul Gilbert OBE | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK
Professor Paul Gilbert OBE

The crisis of suffering of immigrants is not a one-off tragedy, but part of the brutality of modern life. But if we are to learn something exceptional from it, let it be that while compassion may be costly and requiring of courage, commitment and sacrifice, it is absolutely fundamental to improving the plight of humanity.

Every Picture Tells a Story - That's Why Migration Is One of the Most Difficult to Tell

Louise Ridley | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK
Louise Ridley

Pictures of people we label 'migrants' are, of course, just pictures of people. Many of them have difficult lives that are not only made up of snapshots of fear and uncertainty, but all those moments in between.

Pakistan's Bid to Hang a Disabled Man

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Politics
Clive Stafford Smith

It is rather chilling to imagine what will be taking place in the coming days, as Pierrepoint's Pakistani descendants ponder how best to kill this man. They will presumably be pulling out their paraplegia charts, factoring in the weight of his wheelchair, and wondering how best to roll Abdul Basit into place, all in the name of justice. Let us hope that sanity prevails.

This Is Not a Migrant Crisis, This Is a Refugee Crisis

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

Millions are on the move. War is not the only contributing factor - climate change is tightening its grip on the planet, and the industrialised west continues to burn fossil fuels while poorer countries pay the price. The UK has to play a significant part in alleviating the suffering.

As Egypt Jails Al Jazeera Journalists, the West Still Tolerates El-Sisi

Nehad Ismail | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Since taking power in a military coup in 2013, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has been every bit the tyrant, showing utter disregard for civil rights. And the Obama administration has long claimed it would lift the embargo only if Egypt showed "credible progress" toward restoring democracy."

Childhood Under Attack in Yemen

David Bull | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK
David Bull

The conflict in Yemen is a tragedy for the country's children. I wish I could make it stop. Despite the dangers and difficulties, Unicef staff are in the country and working day and night delivering vital, life-saving supplies, immunising children, providing emergency nutrition and clean water, and helping children wherever we can. Unicef only have a fraction of the funds we need and are stretched thin. We can help more children but only with your support.

Helping the Victims of Islamic State's 'Religion of Rape'

Lisa Pearce | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK
Lisa Pearce

Cala is one of over 3,000 Yazidi women and children kidnapped by IS. They are 'objects', to be used and abused as their new owners see fit. The rapists from IS justify their actions by praying before and after they rape the girls, turning their atrocities into a religious act.

Emotions Run High As Alison Parker And Adam Ward's Colleagues Return To Work

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

The WDBJ 7 Breakfast programme has returned to air after the murders of journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward. The broadcast is the first by the ...

20,000 People Just Had The World's Biggest Tomato Fight

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

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Virginia Shooting Suspect Tweets Video Of The Attack (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

A man suspected of shooting a Virginia news crew dead during a live broadcast has uploaded camera phone footage of the attack to his Twitter account. ...

The Voyage of the Damned - and the People of Hope

Richard Reoch | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Reoch

The shame of the St Louis, now memorialized in holocaust museums around the world, is a timely reminder. Since the beginning of this year some 340,000 people have piled into boats or trekked overland to reach Europe. They have been called a "swarm", "marauders" and "cockroaches". By August, more than 2,000 had drowned crossing the Mediterranean.

WDBJ 7 News Team Killed Live On Air In Virginia Shooting (DISTURBING IMAGES)

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

- Shooting leaves reporter and cameraman dead, interviewee injured - Broadcast live on Virginia station WDBJ 7, footage depicted gunman - Gunm...

Marcy Borders 'The Dust Lady' Of 9/11 Has Died Of Stomach Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

It has become one of the defining images of September 11, 2001. A smartly-dressed woman stands in disbelief, visibly distraught, covered from head-to-...

Family Tear Open Coffin After 'Hearing Screams' Of Dead Teenager

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

Relatives of a teenager thought to have been buried alive in Honduras say they are devastated at the final confirmation of her death. Neysi Perez, ...

Save Syria Out of Self-Interest

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK
Hilary Stauffer

If governments and policymakers won't commit to finding a lasting political, diplomatic and military solution to Syria's unrest because it is 'the right thing to do', perhaps they can be provoked into action out of inherent selfishness.

Al Jazeera Will Not Say Mediterranean 'Migrants' but We Should

Judith Vonberg | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK
Judith Vonberg

By rejecting the term and using 'refugee' instead as a means of arousing the empathy and compassion we should be feeling towards these people, Al Jazeera gives credence to the illiberal voices telling us that migrants are not worthy of our compassion.

Explaining the Exodus From Eritrea- the "North Korea of Africa"

Claudia Hyde | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claudia Hyde

If Europe is unwilling to accept more refugees or to treat them with the humanity they deserve, they must at least apply pressure on the Eritrean government to cease its abuse of conscripts and civilians. The international community owes a duty to its most vulnerable- it must not fail to protect them again.

Syriza Must Form the Next Greek Government

Stephen T. Hall | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Politics
Stephen T. Hall

Without sentimentality, the newfound consecration of the Greek government to enact brutalising austerity measures, so corrosive that even the IMF doubts its promised successes, will now once more test the resolve of the Greek people.

The Silent Majority Should Stand Up to Welcome Those Fleeing Persecution

Daniel Fox | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Fox

It should not be a matter coping. We should welcome these people because they will thrive in Britain and Britain will thrive because of them. Imagine a 20th century Britain without the influence of Jewish refugees; it would have grown up a poorer place.

'We Are Not Dangerous, We Are in Danger': Inside 'The Jungle' Migrant Camp

Mike Snelle | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK
Mike Snelle

There is a deadly humanitarian crisis on our doorstep, and our current approach is compounding the problem. If the people in The Jungle were white Europeans, I have no doubt that we do everything possible to help them. Instead, we allow desperate people to exist in appalling conditions, and build fences to ensure they stay there. If I were a more courageous man, I would have brought someone back with me.

First They Came for the Cheeses and No-One Spoke Out - Russia's Banning Mania

Neil Durkin | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

On top of existing prohibitions on "undesirable organisations", on numerous public demonstrations, on gay pride rallies and on materials said to "promote" homosexuality, Russia's recent restrictions are faintly ludicrous and distinctly sinister.

Protecting The Most Vulnerable in Sierra Leone's Latest Ebola Outbreak

David Bull | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK
David Bull

The 49 households that make up Massesebe were under lockdown after a man who had travelled to the village from Freetown for the Eid celebrations, died of Ebola. This was the first Ebola case in Tonkolili District in five months. 498 people, including 101 children under five, were quarantined in the village and two people confirmed as being Ebola positive.