Khalid's Flight From Syria To Europe

Govt migration statistics for the first half of 2016

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4 May 2015 Ideology. Vision. Discussion. 11 responses to the most common complaints about immigration  Free-thinking articles which are not blighted by the influence of the mass media. In fact, expect many articles to be critical to contrasting information provided by the media. Main blogger: Jonathan Fenton-Harvey. Jonathan is a student in History and Philosophy. Generally unbiased in terms of political ideology. Very skeptical/critical of imperialism, communism, radical liberalism, fascism, racist factions. 
 Facebook Group Addressing Racism Against Refugees This group is a support network for all those who are tired of racist, anti-refugee comments and posts on the media. The group is also for sharing resources, e.g. internet links and internet memes for members to utilise, as well as being a place to discuss and learn how to formulate counter-responses to common racist anti-refugee rhetoric.  
 Institute of Race Relations Asylum Statistics THE Institute of Race Relations (IRR) was established as an independent educational charity in 1958 to carry out research, publish and collect resources on race relations throughout the world. In 1972, the IRR’s membership backed the staff in a radical transformation of the organisation from a policy-oriented, establishment, academic institution into an anti-racist ‘thinktank’. The IRR began to concentrate on responding to the needs of Black people and making direct analyses of institutionalised racism in Britain and the rest of Europe.  
24 June 2014 The Conversation Australia’s post-war migration was a success, let’s admit it Most social scientists in Australian universities are left-leaning in their politics and so they highlight the inequalities and oppressions of Australian society. When they came to study migrants in modern Australia, they thought they had an easy task. They would show that migrants were marginalised and disadvantaged, which would be another demonstration of the flaws in our society. I am left-leaning myself on some issues, but I recognise that the task in dealing with the great migration program is to explain its success... 
18 November 2015 SNP Aye, Welcome Refugees Aye welcome refugees By Mhairi Black 
 Student Action For Refugees BASIC FACTS AND FIGURES -  STAR is a national charity of 12,000 students welcoming refugees to the UK, together we: Volunteer at local refugee projects Campaign to improve the lives of refugees Educate people about refugees and asylum Fundraise to welcome refugees STAR is made up of over 30 groups at universities across the UK and a national team which co-ordinates and supports the groups. STAR groups are students’ union societies which are affiliated to the charity. The charity is governed by STAR’s Board of Trustees, elected annually by the students themselves.  
5 November 2015 The Guardian Diane Abbott: economic migrants and refugees deserve equal sympathy Economic migrants from Africa not ‘lesser cause’ than Syrians fleeing war, shadow international development secretary says 
 Maps of the World Eritrea Major Religion Christianity 94.3% Unknown 3.4% Non-Religious 2.0% 
8 September 2015 Wikipedia Evacuations of civilians in Britain during World War II The evacuation of civilians in Britain during the Second World War was designed to save civilians in Britain, particularly children, from the risks associated with aerial bombing of cities by moving them to areas thought to be less at risk. 
2 February 2016 Facebook House of Commons "Bunch of Migrants" MP's Response  
18 November 2014 Royal Statistical Society  How many British immigrants are there in other countries? ASA: Promoting the Practice and Profession of Statistics® The American Statistical Association is the world’s largest community of statisticians, the "Big Tent for Statistics." The ASA supports excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation, and advocacy. Our members serve in industry, government, and academia in more than 90 countries, advancing research and promoting sound statistical practice to inform public policy and improve human welfare.  
4 May 2015 Full Fact  Migration and welfare benefits We’re Full Fact, the independent, non-partisan, factchecking charity.We check claims made by politicians, the media and pressure groups, and stop misinformation spreading by pressing for corrections.We separate the facts from the spin and present our findings and sources so that you can judge the claim — and our factcheck — for yourself.  
5 November 2015  Moscovici: 3 million migrants won’t harm EU economy Three million migrants fleeing war and poverty are seen entering the EU by 2017 in a development likely to have a marginal positive impact on the economy, the European Commission said yesterday (5 November). 
1 August 2017  Muslims Condemn Muslims Condemn was originally a Google spreadsheet containing a 712-page list of Muslims condemning things with sources produced by Heraa Hashmi, a 19-year-old American Muslim student at the University of Colorado. It took three weeks for Hashmi to create the spread sheet after she engaged in a discussion with a classmate asking why Muslims did not "condemn violence when perpetrators committed such acts in the name of Islam." She posted the list to Twitter where it was shared 15,000 times within 24 hours. This website was inspired by Heraa's efforts, and created by two Nigerian software developers; Ire Aderinokun and Timi Ajiboye that randomly stumbled on her tweet. 
26 October 2015 New Yorker Magazine New Yorker Magazine: Ten Borders One refugee’s epic escape from Syria. Ghaith, a law student, fled Syria with a backpack containing four shirts, a pair of pants, and a black scarf knitted by his wife. 
6 October 2015 The Guardian No, Theresa May – immigration is not the real threat to national cohesion If the home secretary fears the UK falling apart she should look to Scotland and Northern Ireland, or her own party’s divisive policies  
 Personal Blog Prejudice, Ignorance and Misconceptions Surrounding the Refugee Crisis University of Bristol alum. A few of my favourite things: International development, human rights, justice, wildlife conservation, primates, politics, literature, music 
5 November 2015 The Independent Refugee crisis: German man takes in 24 asylum-seekers and describes his 'disappointing' experience Dirk Voltz invited a group of people from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan to stay with him 
 Local Government Association Refugees A one-stop resource for councillors and council officers to answer any questions you might have about taking in refugees. This includes regional contacts, where to direct residents offering housing and our media statements, amongst other resources. - See more at: 
 Housing Rights Information Refugees, asylum seekers and people with discretionary leave and humanitarian protection If you have applied for asylum and have been successful you have leave to remain in the UK: this may be refugee status, humanitarian protection or discretionary leave to remain. You are a refugee and this page applies to you.  
8 September 2015 Facebook Post (unidentified)  Refugees Welcome You’re 29 years old with a wife, two children and a job. You have enough money, and can afford a few nice things, and you live in a small house in the city. Suddenly the political situation in your country changes and a few months later soldiers are gathered in front of your house. And in front of your neighbours’ houses. They say that if you don’t fight for them, they will shoot you. Your neighbour refuses. One shot. That’s it.... 
7 September 2015 International Rescue Committee RefugeesWelcome: Your stories As hundreds of thousands of people continue to flee conflict and persecution in Syria and other countries in crisis, the world is witnessing the biggest upheaval of humanity since the Second World War. Many of you told us about your own personal connections to the refugee experience, and we're posting some of those moving stories here 
22 October 2015 CNN Refugees Who Changed The World history is full of examples of refugees who went on to leave lasting contributions in the realms of science, arts, politics and sports. 
19 January 2015 The Guardian Revealed: thousands of Britons on benefits across EU At least 30,000 Britons on unemployment benefit in EU, Guardian research shows • Unemployed Britons in richer EU states outnumber claimants from those countries in UK 
 Maps of the World Somalia Major ReligionSunni Muslim (Islam) (official, according to the Transitional Federal Charter) 
6 November 2015 Metro So many British people live abroad that now the ‘immigration debate’ is about us  Despite what Ukip would like us to think, most European migrants are British. According to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the UK actually has a much greater proportion of citizens living overseas than any other European country. Read more: 
16 November 2015 Daily News Bin Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian refugee Few people are aware of this because he had the name and physical appearance of a white man, but Steve Jobs was half Syrian. ... 
25 November 2015 CBC News Syrian refugee cooks for German homeless to show 'what Syrians are really like' He says he fills a pot big enough to feed 100 people a week 
24 November 2015 The Optimist Syrian refugees become volunteers within a month of arriving in Australia Less than a year after arriving in Australia, with their bullet-riddled Aleppo home a fading memory, Johnny and Carol Bilouna pulled on matching orange jumpsuits and prepared to help patch a stranger’s roof somewhere in the peaceful, if storm-damaged, Illawarra. 
12 May 2016 The Independent Syrian woman explains why refugees need smartphones   For refugees, smartphones are for more than just Snapchat and Instagram 
5 November 2014 The Independent Ten things that immigration has done for Britain From the Mini to Marxism, 10 things created for Britain by immigrants 
 The Refugee Council The facts about asylum Asylum seekers and refugees do not get large handouts from the state 
 UNHCR The Facts: Asylum in the UK The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.  
13 May 2015  The Independent: Two graphs that show how many asylum seekers Britain really accepts UK is behind Bulgaria, Finland and Luxembourg for the number of asylum seekers it accepts, when compared to its own population 
11 February 2016 The Independent Think Syrian refugees should take up arms and sort out their own country? You need this pub brawl analogy You're sitting in the pub with your family having Sunday lunch when suddenly you hear someone at the bar say they've been short-changed. In response, the bar staff open fire with automatic weapons and kill sixteen people. And that's just the beginning 
18 November 2015 The Guardian To turn on refugees because of Paris is weak and absurd Europe shares an enemy with these people. We should be protecting them, not scapegoating them 
 Migrant Voice Voices is a migrant-led organisation working to strengthen the voice, participation and representation of migrants in the media in order to encourage a more balanced, well-informed and inclusive debate on migration in Britain. 
3 November 2014 BBC What benefits can EU migrants get? The benefits that EU migrants can claim in another EU country vary across the 28-nation bloc, but certain basic rules are enshrined in EU law.  
16 October 2015 International Rescue Committee What Refugees Ask When They Arrive In Europe Some of the most common questions aid workers get are also the most unexpected. 
26 February 2015 The Telegraph Where are the British expats in Europe?  Find out which country in Europe has the biggest British expat community 
6 May 2015 The Migration Observatory Why Do International Migrants Come To the UK?  The idea that the UK is a particularly attractive destination for migrants is a regular theme of media and policy debates. This briefing looks at levels of migration to the UK, how the UK compares to other EU countries, and evidence on what factors drive migration to the UK. It is part of a Full Fact project to inform the 2015 General Election. 
29 September 2015 Open Democracy Why don’t Syrians stay in Turkey? Why are Syrian refugees leaving the relative safety of Turkey and choosing instead to undertake the dangerous journey to Europe? 
9 September 2015 New Scientist Why welcoming more refugees makes economic sense for Europe Europe's leaders are under pressure to accept 130,000 more refugees, mostly from Syria. It's not just the right thing to do, it makes economic sense 
7 March 2016 Silence of Eternity Blog: Kester Ratcliff Why we should stop saying "Refugee Crisis" The use of the term ‘refugee crisis’ is factually misleading and plays into anti-refugee propaganda and framing language by making it sound as if refugees are causing a crisis for Europe, whereas actually Europe is in a political crisis and that’s causing a lot of unnecessary suffering for refugees. 
8 October 2015 BBC Magazine Yahya's Luck In early 2013 the Italian coastguard rescued 113 Africans from a boat in the Mediterranean. Among them was an illiterate 16-year-old boy from rural Gambia. Yahya had no family, no money, no European language. But when he got to Sicily, writes Daniel Silas Adamson, his luck turned.  
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