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"
David Cameron has stormed back into power, reclaimed his place as Prime Minister and is wasting no time in making manifesto promises reality. His first move since re-election has been the appointment of his cabinet, particularly Michael Gove as Justice Secretary; who is tasked with the Tory pledge to scrap the Human Rights Act.Read more "The Human Cost of Justice and Human Rights"