Tuesday, January 19News For London

Tag: migration

UK net migration dips but migration target unclear

Data Journalism, DontUse, Politics
The Office of National Statistics claims net migration dipped slightly. The data has stimulated further debate about UK borders. The ONS published data suggesting that net migration in the UK has dipped from its all-time-high of +330,000 back in mid-2015, down to +323,000. Of the 617,000 people who entered into the UK, at least 257,000 were EU-citizens. Another 273,000 arrivals were from non-EU countries. About half of the people who entered the UK during this period came for work-related reasons, or to study, according to the figures. UKIP leader Nigel Farage seized on the information and took to Twitter. https://twitter.com/Nigel_Farage/status/702877357384798208 Mr Farage gave a rough estimate for the preferred level of net migration that UKIP would aim for in an inte
Are young Syrian refugees getting the education that they need?

Are young Syrian refugees getting the education that they need?

Culture, Politics, Uncategorized
“When I found out what GCSE’s was - I was shocked. I had two options: do GCSE’s or give up my dreams.”  Bombs, starvation, fear of death, poverty and loss… These are only some of many ordeals that Syrians are fleeing from. With the fear of never seeing their homeland again, thousands are hitting the roads since the beginning of the on-going war. Some take days to arrive at a safer destination, some are fortunate enough for transportation whilst others like 5-year-old Aylan Kurdi, don’t make it at all. What do they want? Without a doubt they want safety and a better life, and the young, they want education, to rebuild a better Syria. Ayham Alhalabi, 20, from Syria was studying his first year in medicine when he moved to Egypt with his two brothers and mother. His brother’s battle with l