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Refugee Crisis – How Can We Help?

I'm pretty sure everyone in the UK has seen the awful pictures of Aylan Kurdi, the three year old Syrian boy who drowned along with his five-year-old brother Galip and their mother, Rehan while trying to escape Syria and join relatives in Canada. I sincerely hope that everyone else who saw these pictures was as upset and angry about it as I have been. As a father of two, one of who is three years old, it made me cry. It also made me want to do something about it. I started with signing the UK Parliament petition for the UK to take more refugees. If you are a British Citizen or resident please do the same. Refugees not Migrants Language is important. We have a global refugee crisis. The people we see trying desperately to come here are refugees, not…
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On Syria

English: A volcano called Syria (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The situation in Syria has caught public attention because of the alleged use of chemical weapons (most likely Sarin) by someone. I don't usually stray into current affairs quite so much as this, these sort of situations are too raw to even think about designing games about them. However the press coverage seems to be quite off base to me, seeing this as a repeat of Iraq/Afghanistan where it appears to me to be closer to the break up of Yugoslavia, or perhaps the Rwanda genocide. Also much of my experience in trying to understand conflict can be brought to bear on this situation. (more…)
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