Ahmad al-Rashid @ 5×15

This video was first published on 5×15 website – The original post can be accessed Here    https://vimeo.com/201923545   ”Ahmad al-Rashid was born in Aleppo, Syria. He studied English language and literature before fleeing the country to the Kurdistan region of Iraq. There, Ahmad taught English in the Syrian refugee camps then joined the UN […]

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 […]

When Football Helps Understanding

When a community football team needs recruits and a group of refugees needs a new home, they turn out to be a perfect fit. But first, there is ignorance and fear and prejudice to be overcome. That’s the basis of an Australian film featured in this year’s Global Migration Film Festival. The theme of building understanding through sports works well on screen, but in a climate of growing Islamophobia, how well does it work in reality?


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 […]


  I  was one of 14 Syrians the FA invited to watch the England v Nigeria game at Wembley, accompanied by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). Football has always been a big part of my life – growing up in Syria, as a refugee in the region and now in the UK. To me, […]

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 […]