Tag Archive for refugees

Teaching English to Refugees

Lord Hylton

Some of this is done by volunteers. More could be done, for example, by mobilising students to teach English. Our central government is, however, the main provider of this essential service. It is essential because it enables refugees and their families to work or study, to communicate with their neighbours, and to move towards full…

Refugees and Turkey

Lord Hylton

Refugees and Turkey The whole world is grateful to Turkey for taking in a very large number of Syrians. It has provided health care for many, while allowing some to work for their living, and perhaps one-third of the children attend school. On the other hand, if things are as good as the Turkish ambassador…

New Arrivals in Europe

Lord Hylton

This year Europe as a whole has faced its biggest challenge since the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Soviet Union.  Then it responded by helping the ex-communist states and by trying to do something for the people of Russia. Challenged by huge numbers coming from the Middle East, the EU…

Rescuing those drowning in the Mediterranean

Lord Hylton

In recent years refugees and migrants have been desperately trying to reach Europe from Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and even Morocco.  In 2014 some 3400 people are thought to have drowned, even though many more were rescued from the sea. This year the pressure is likely to be even greater, because of wars in Syria, Libya,…