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When governments fail to act, we need to stand up for refugees

In 2019, the number of displaced people around the world will likely surpass 70 million, a figure that eclipses the population of the United Kingdom.  A tragedy arguably unmatched in human history, this poses an existential challenge to humanitarian agencies and governments alike. While the civil conflict in Syria and ethnic cleansing in Myanmar grab […]

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Banksy’s mural is a legitimate form of expression

If you think Banksy’s work is no more than an act of vandalism you are wrong. It may be that graffiti is illegal, but one thing’s for sure: his work goes far further than him pissing on a street wall to mark his territory. And his newest piece is no exception. Over the weekend Banksy’s […]

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EUSA delivers first shipment of donations to refugees

Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) has delivered its first shipment of donations to volunteer organisation CalAid. The supplies, including men’s clothes, bedding and food, were gathered at a recently-opened collection point in Potterrow. They are to be transported to makeshift camps at the French port of Calais. The camps, which has been dubbed ‘The Jungle’, […]

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Refugee donation point to open at Potterrow, says EUSA

A supply collection point for refugees camping at Calais is to be set up in the University of Edinburgh. Sabbatical officers at the Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) announced the collection point, which will be based in Potterrow from Monday, on social media. The clothes, food, medical supplies, books and other items EUSA hope to […]