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Calais Refugee Camp, My Half-term Holiday

Henry Ward | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Henry Ward

My half term holiday has taught me that refugees are people just like you and I, a simple fact often over looked. These people do not want to leave their communities; they are living in sub-human conditions and are coming to the UK in search of a humane, dignified life and to live without fear of death or persecution...

Narendra Modi, Cease Your Administration's Unlawful and Unjustified Attack on Civil Society Organisations

John Sauven | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
John Sauven

Prime Minister Narendra Modi... We are writing to draw your attention to the continued harassment of civil society organisations, including Greenpeace, by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs. Just last week, Greenpeace India has had its legal registration cancelled, the latest and most serious in a long string of attempts by the home ministry to shut down the organisation.

Help Deliver Life With WaterAid This Winter

Hugh Bonneville | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Hugh Bonneville

One in five newborn baby deaths are due to infection caused by dirty water and an unclean environment, while sepsis accounts for 11% of maternal deaths around the world. These deaths are completely preventable, and we can help prevent them by improving access to safe water and good hygiene.

Children's Lives in Emergencies Matter

Michael Sheen | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Michael Sheen

Today we are facing the greatest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. There are more than two million children who have been made refugees as a result of the ongoing conflict in Syria. That's two million stories of children like Rose. And their lives matter - because if those children's lives don't matter then how can my child's life matter. If those children aren't important then my child can't be important. Either every child's life matters or none of them do. So in sharing their stories, I'm also asking you to take notice and to do something about this. We have to step up to this humanitarian crisis and we have to act.

Egyptologists Flummoxed By Mysterious Great Pyramid Heat Spots

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK

Ancient hidden chambers and passages not explored for thousands of years could lie behind strange heat spots discovered during a scan of the Great Pyr...

A Hand in the Water Is Not Like a Hand in the Fire

Fragkiska Megaloudi | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK
Fragkiska Megaloudi

Since 2011, when the Syrian crisis begun, gradually developing into a civil war (nurtured by internal as well as external forces) the number of dead is estimated around 220,000. It is important to clarify that there is no way to ascertain that number. The UN ceased publishing their own estimates by 2014 as there was no way to verify the actual numbers.

A Day in the Life of a Child Refugee - What Happened When We Gave a Camera to an Eight-Year-Old Eritrean Boy

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

I met Nahom a few weeks ago and took an instant liking to his feisty little personality. No wonder he's had to learn to be a little tough, he has experienced things no adult should have to go through...

Super-Typhoon Haiyan - Two Years On

Melanie Hargreaves | Posted 06.11.2016 | UK
Melanie Hargreaves

Just days after the storm hit, I was there on the ground visiting affected people with our emergency response teams. Nothing could have prepared me for what I was to witness - the warm, festering smells; the brown, damp rubble strewn as far as the eye could see; the body bags lying in the streets and the desperation in peoples' faces.

Mariatu's Smile Tells Us That the Ebola Epidemic Is Over, But Her Eyes Reveal That the Crisis Isn't

Molly Hodson | Posted 06.11.2016 | UK
Molly Hodson

Twelve year-old Mariatu has a beautiful smile. But she doesn't smile often. Her 15 year-old brother Mohammed doesn't smile at all. They are kind and polite as they talk to me before heading to their school which has now reopened; but they carry sadness in their eyes...

The Horrors in Greece: A Personal Account of Volunteering in Lesvos

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 06.11.2016 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

The worst of it was, what the volunteers were experiencing is nothing at all, compared to what the refugees are living. A merciless nightmare with no end in sight. These people left war, death and destruction in their own countries, with the hope of finding safety and peace. Europe, where people are happy and life is good, where things will be OK.

Thomas Cook Rescue Flights To Egypt Turned Back

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK

UPDATE: An EasyJet Plane has landed in the UK carrying British tourists from Sharm el-Sheikh. The flight was the first UK-bound service to leave Sharm...

Stranded Britons To Return From Egypt As Islamic State Terror Plot Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK

British tourists in Sharm el-Sheikh are due to come home today after flights were suspended over terrorism fears following the suspected bombing of a ...

Labour's Road to Damascus - The Case for Intervention in Syria

Kate Godfrey | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Politics
Kate Godfrey

When the choice to support action against Isis is laid before Labour MPs, they should vote to back it. As a country, we should vote against Assad, and against collusion with Russia's wars. We should vote for Syria.

The Syrian Government Is Now a Vampire State Feeding Off Its Own People

Neil Durkin | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK
Neil Durkin

Such organised state gangsterism has apparently now taken such a hold in Syria that the Damascus government has become partly reliant on the revenues it produces. It's a clear example of a vampire state feeding off its own people.

As Conflict Takes Its Toll in Ukraine, Young Minds Must Thrive Again

Toby Fricker | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK
Toby Fricker

As long as the conflict remains unsolved, many young Ukrainian lives are on hold. I recall what Dasha told me in the village. "I will remember this year for the rest of my life. I feel like I've lived 10-years in one because it was so tense." Her experiences will clearly never be forgotten. But with the right support, Dasha and young Ukrainians affected by the conflict can thrive once again.

'Good Morning Britain' Visits Malawi

Michelle Porter | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK
Michelle Porter

The region of Chikwawa is hot, remote and extremely poor with no electricity in most homes and no safe drinking water. TV production facilities in the country are almost non-existent, so we had to bring everything with us. Here I have detailed some of the statistics that made up our trip to Malawi...

Life In Sierra Leone After Ebola

Anna Foster | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK
Anna Foster

As communities begin to deal with the psychological scars of losing their loved ones in such a brutal way, there's another very real issue facing Sierra Leone. Nearly 4,000 people died in this outbreak, but thousands more who caught Ebola fought it hard enough to survive.

Europe's Refugee Crisis: Last Chance Before the Snow Starts Falling

Johan Eldebo | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK
Johan Eldebo

Put a different way, do we want our newspapers to carry pictures of dead refugees in Europe in the lead-up to Christmas because we could not find it in ourselves to provide them with shelter? We will find the answer to that as we prepare for the Christmas-shopping season.

Keeping Children Safe in Emergencies

David Bull | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK
David Bull

At the beginning of this year I remember being shocked and saddened by the fact that 2014 had been the most dangerous year for children to date. I had hoped that the situation for children across the world could only get better...

Whilst Europe Focusses on Syria's Mass Migration, A Larger Crisis Is Growing in Yemen

Christopher J Stewart | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Politics
Christopher J Stewart

Without a greater effort from Western and European policymakers to consider the impact of Saudis' bombing campaign, millions of refugees will soon be fleeing famine, water shortages and war, and joining the millions of refugees from Syria risking everything to reach the borders of Europe. If the West is unable to see Yemen as more than just a threat to their security, discussions on how to support it will go hand-in-hand with how best to bomb it.

What Vegans Have to Put Up With From Everybody Else

Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Snowdon

I have never eaten meat. Ever. When people find this out the reaction that follows is often one of incredulity, mixed with confusion... So for this year's World Vegan Day, here are 10 of the most common reactions I've had from people after they've discovered that I don't eat meat or dairy.

Myanmar: Punishing Dissent

James Coe | Posted 29.10.2016 | UK Politics
James Coe

As the world's magnifying glass increasingly hones in on this once obscure country, it is likely that scrutiny of its human rights record will only intensify.

It Is Unacceptable to Stand Aside and Leave Lesbos to Cope With This Alone

Yvette Cooper | Posted 29.10.2016 | UK Politics
Yvette Cooper

Visiting Lesbos last week, where 9,000 people have been arriving each day, I saw families in dreadful humanitarian conditions. Since then, as the weather has deteriorated, it has got worse. Aid workers told me the humanitarian response was worse than in other international crises they had worked on exactly because it was happening in Europe, and the aid, organisation and mandates they have drawn in elsewhere do not apply. We cannot allow this to happen.

Cops Seize Journalist's Laptop Under Counter-Terrorism Laws

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK

Police used counter-terrorism laws to seize the laptop of BBC's Secunder Kermani so they could read communications between the Newsnight journalist an...

JK Rowling Reveals Why Harry Potter Might Not Have Supported The Israeli Cultural Boycott

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

JK Rowling has explained why her most famous character wouldn't support the cultural boycott of Israel. Writing on Twitter, the author responded to...