Our Journey to Safety | Ahmad Al-Rashid | TEDxDorking

This video was first published on TEDx Talks  Published on 20 Dec 2016  Original video can be accessed from Here    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCfjmPqMtzs ”Ahmad Al-Rashid brings us a first-hand account of the plight of refugees. With ISIS knocking at the door, Ahmad fled his home, made a dangerous (and illegal) journey from Aleppo in Syria, and eventually […]


The article originally appeared on Info Migrants website Ahmad Al Rashid was one of around one million migrants who arrived in Europe in 2015. Three years on, he has managed to acquire a Master’s degree and is working for the IOM, the UN Migration Agency in London. A story of successful integration. When around one […]

Who Is a Refugee – LSE, The Forum

Who Is a Refugee? Ahmad Al-Rashid/ Phillip Cole/ Elspeth Guild Listen to the recording here or on YouTube 6.30-8pm | 30 October 2017 Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE Some people crossing borders are called refugees while others are not. But who is a refugee? What precisely is the relationship between migration and seeking refuge? Can we justify the distinction between refugees, […]

Ethics in the News 2: Another News Story

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqUsCGJUYKQ&t=1440s   As part of our Ethics in the News series of events in partnership with the Ethical Journalism Network, the Frontline Club will be screening Another News Story followed by a Q&A with director / producer Orban Wallace, producer Verity Wislocki, forced migration researcher Ahmad al-Rashid. The discussion after the film will be moderated by Chair of the Ethical Journalism […]

Out of the ‘mouth of a shark’: a humanitarian perspective on migration and displacement

“In the words of British Somali poet Warsan Shire, “No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.” With tens of millions of vulnerable migrants and those forcibly displaced, a humanitarian perspective is crucial. How can we better protect and assist migrants, refugees and internally displaced? What are the main humanitarian concerns around […]

The Search for Home in Times of War and Peace – by Melissa Fleming

December 5, 2017 My work for UNHCR, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees often makes me think about how many people in the world do not have a home. Rohingya refugees cross the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh near Anzuman Para village. © UNHCR/Roger Arnold Where, what is home? These sayings might come […]