Positively Scottish, February 17 2017 For tens of thousands of refugees who have fled war-torn countries, settling into life in a European city like Berlin is not easy. But Scottish comedian and former DJ Neil Numb is hoping to give them something to laugh about. The 43-year-old from Edinburgh has teamed up with charity arts… Continue reading February 17 2017: Helping refugees in Berlin – it’s no joke, but a Scots comedian is doing his bit
Father-of-four Mohammad Ahmad turns to the baby of the family - his youngest son Omar - to ask if he’s happy in Paisley.
Die Welt / WeltN24, November 28 2015 Auf seiner Flucht nach Deutschland entdeckt der Syrer Omar den modernen Tanz. Seine neue Leidenschaft hilft ihm, den Krieg in seiner Heimat zu verarbeiten. Einige seiner Freunde finden das albern. Omar Meslem Ikrose sitzt in einem Café in Osnabrück und trinkt Kiba. Mit Hunderttausenden seiner Landsleute teilt der… Continue reading November 28 2016: Ein Syrer heilt sein Kriegstrauma mit modernem Tanz
The Evening Times opinion column, October 8 2015 Right now and in the coming weeks refugees will be trying to settle into life in Glasgow and other parts of Scotland. How do you feel about that? I’m asking because I’ve been really surprised at the split of opinion on this issue. People coming to the… Continue reading October 8 2015: Refugees are part of our communities so we must change the way we think about them
The Evening Times, September 25 2015 Refugees were given free tickets to a football match to help them integrate into Scottish life. Celtic donated 20 tickets to Glasgow's Uniting Nations in Scotland (UNIS) group for the club's match against Dundee last Sunday. It is part of a move to help the refugees, who come from… Continue reading September 25 2015: Glasgow refugees invited to football match to help them integrate into Scottish life
The Evening Times, August 31 2015 A man who fled to the UK with bullets in his leg after being hunted down by terrorists is backing a Scottish drive to stop violence against women. Rida Naieli, who lives in the West of Glasgow, escaped Libya last year after being shot by terrorist groups who were… Continue reading August 31 2015: Man who fled Libya with seven bullets in his leg backs Scottish campaign to stop violence against women
The Sunday Herald, August 9 2015 MONA'S STORY Mother-of-four Mona Hussain left Calais and arrived in Britain by hiding in the back of a lorry with a man and a woman who was six-months-pregnant. The 35-year-old, originally from Aleppo in Syria, had been travelling through Europe for weeks before getting to Calais. She remembers there… Continue reading August 9, 2015: From Calais to Glasgow, the harrowing stories of the refugees who have made it through the Channel Tunnel