On Tuesday, 4 April, images from a suspected a chemical weapons attack circulated the world and shocked all who saw them. Infants could be seen convulsing as they breathed into gas masks while young men were hosed down with water as they rolled around naked on the floor. I was shocked too, of course, but […]Read more "Before we go to war with Syria, inconvenient truths must be confronted"
When heading to a refugee camp, you prepare yourself to see a lot of sadness and suffering. You imagine that the first few moments will shock you as you acclimate to your surroundings. But as we took our first steps into the campsite just minutes from the Port of Calais, what struck me the most […]Read more "Life in the Jungle: The Real Tragedy of the Calais Refugee Camp"
He fled Saddam Hussein’s atrocities in Iraq 15 years ago. Now, Alan Ahmad is happily settled in Hull and hoping to qualify as a black cab driver. But when the 28-year-old went to Calais and Dunkirk to help with the humanitarian effort last month, the horrors of being a refugee came flooding back.Read more "Refugee Crisis: ‘I tried not to cry in front of them, but I couldn’t hold it back’"
As a young boy, he saw his father die from the torture inflicted on him by a brutal regime. Haroldo Herrera-Richmond was just two years old when Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship took power in Chile. Now a Hull city councillor after coming to England, Cllr Herrera-Richmond is well qualified to speak on the global refugee crisis.Read more "From a child fleeing a brutal dictator to Hull city councillor hoping to ease the refugee crisis"
Although I was born in the Middle East, much of my education and development took place in the West where it was instilled in me that success is measured by the status of your job and how much money you make.Read more "Why I Write."