Huddersfield, England (CNN)When boxer Fes Batista saw the video of a teenage Syrian refugee being taunted and pushed to the ground at a school in northern England as other students looked on, it brought back a flood of painful memories. The 28-year-old, whose real name is Mohammed Faisal but is known by his nickname, knows only too well the impact bullying can have. He said he came "within millimeters" of taking his own life after being taunted over his Asian background while at college. The fact that the Syrian boy, identified by his family's lawyer only as Jamal, was bullied in Batista's own West Yorkshire hometown of Huddersfield made the video more personal to him. It also impelled Batista to offer any help he could. "I was absolutely devastated for him and it made me absolutely determined to reach out to him at all costs," he said. JUST WATCHED Lady Gaga saved boxer's life Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Lady Gaga saved boxer's life 04:10 Batista, who … [Read more...] about British boxer sends message of support to bullied Syrian refugee
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Europe By Reality Check team BBC News 13 September 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45419466 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsReality Check The claim: The deputy leader of the far-right party Alternative for … [Read more...] about Are migrants driving crime in Germany?
Evolutionary psychology, which stresses competition for females, can add another dimension to our understanding of anti-immigrant mood, says Daniel Gros.The rate at which migrants are arriving has diminished considerably almost everywhere in Europe since the huge inflows seen in 2015.Yet migration continues to dominate political debate throughout the EU. This suggests that populist, anti-immigrant sentiment is not actually being driven by claims that mainstream politicians cannot defend Europe’s frontiers.The decline in new arrivals to Europe began well before anti-immigrant political leaders took power in Italy or immigration pressure nearly toppled Germany’s ruling coalition.It is largely the result of EU efforts, such as the agreement with Turkey to prevent Syrians from crossing into Greece, its co-operation with Libyan militias, and the massive pressure it has placed on the Sahara transit states to close their borders. Thanks to these measures, Europe has become a de … [Read more...] about Influx of male migrants sparks primordial defensive response
Sevil Erkuş - ANKARA Main problems Syrian women in Turkey face are access to better housing conditions, language and access to employment opportunities, according to a report. “In Turkey, our assessment found that Syrian women generally feel secure, but they face challenges to overcome poverty, access affordable housing and jobs. To overcome these challenges, many Syrian women need Turkish language training, more knowledge about their rights to work and services and access to better housing opportunities,” Dr. Sabine Freizer, United Nations Women Policy Adviser on Governance, Peace and Security told Hürriyet Daily News. The language barrier is a major obstacle that stands in the way of Syrian women from accessing rights and services, according to a needs assessment report undertaken by U.N. Women and the Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants (ASAM). The research, funded by the Government of Iceland, is based on structured and in-depth … [Read more...] about 70 pct of Syrian women in Turkey cannot speak Turkish
It’s a regular stop for holidaymakers in Israel. American teenagers, some of them boys in sleeveless basketball tops, cluster on hilltop lookouts in the Golan Heights, a volcanic plateau captured from Syria half a century ago. Visitors ride quad bikes along dusty paths or spend the day touring the area’s vineyards. Signs on the roads warn of the risks to tourists: “Caution – cyclists ahead.” For Syrians on the other side of a fortified perimeter fence, there are more pressing concerns. Thousands have gathered as close to the border as possible, gambling their lives on the assumption that Syrian government forces fighting rebels will not bring the battle too close to Israel. It is no sure bet. From the Israeli-controlled side, the whistle of an unseen jet could be heard and then a sudden, deeper rumble. In the distance, a grey pillar of smoke punched hundreds of metres into the air as the airstrike hit. In a push to retake one of the last insurgent holdouts … [Read more...] about Syrian refugees cling to life on Golan Heights as Assad’s net tightens