Category Refugees

The Real Refugee Crisis Isn’t On Our TV Screens [Huffington Post]

Huffington Post blog on the political stagnation and violence faced by refugees on the Greek Islands and hotspots. First published in the Huffington Post on 20 July 2017: After the listlessness of winter, summer is usually the antidote. Peak weather, renewed energy. Things start happening, people begin moving. For most of us this means enjoying life […]

There’s a crisis looming in Europe. And in spite of Brexit, we need to be paying attention to it [The Canary]

In-depth feature on a school providing education to refugees on Chios and the ramifications of less EU funding. The situation on the hotspot islands has been neglected in the media eye since Brexit as the UK prepares to wash its hands of EU issues. First published in The Canary on 9 June 2017: One charity, […]

Yemen’s other refugee crisis [Al Jazeera]

Feature on a campaign to raise awareness of asylum seekers fleeing into Yemen. First published in Al Jazeera on 11 March 2017: Yemen is currently home to more than 270,000 refugees and asylum seekers, predominantly from Africa, according to UNHCR. In 2016, at least 117,000 more arrived, the agency said. The influx has alarmed humanitarian workers […]

Blackwater founder Erik Prince wants to privatise Europe’s migrant crisis [The Canary]

Opinion piece on Eric Prince’s column in The Financial Times arguing for the privatisation of the migrant crisis. First published in The Canary on 6 January 2017: On Monday 2 January, an editorial [paywall] that read a little like a full-page advert in The Financial Times gave voice to Erik Prince, founder of the private […]

Opinion: International Media and Palestine [Journal of Palestinian Refugee Studies]

Opinion piece on the media and Palestine, in the context of the internationalisation of Palestine. First published in Journal of Palestinian Refugee Studies Volume 5/2: What is often missing from any discursive action on Palestine is the issue of Palestinian refugees and the right of return. This is the epitome of resistance for Palestinians, to demand […]

World War 1 Impact on Palestine [Palestinian Return Centre/Al Jazeera Centre for Studies]

Co-editor on book project – World War 1 Impact on Palestine – a collection of essays from Y Aktay, J Keay, G Karmi, J handmaker, K. Sabbagh, P. Shambrook, J.H. Hassan,O. Miles, A. Gorman, G. Achcar and more S Abu Sitta. Foreword by Richard Falk. Product description on Amazon: Great Britain recently marked the centenary to commemorate […]

This isn’t a refugee crisis, it’s a policy crisis [The New Arab]

Europe has completely mismanaged its relative ‘migration crisis’, and created an actual crisis in its wake. First published in The New Arab on 11 November 2016: It’s been two weeks since the notorious refugee camp in Calais was cleared. Thousands residing there hoping to make it to the UK, were bussed to alternative centres throughout France. […]