Catriona Robertson

journeys at home and abroad

Category Archives: Syria

Athens II

Met several groups today working with refugees. People stopped moving through Greece earlier this year when the migrant trail fizzled out: borders in the Balkans closed and Turkey agreed with … Continue reading

29 August 2016 · 2 Comments

Hospitality & Islam: Mona Siddiqui

My review of Mona Siddiqui’s absorbing book appears in this month’s Third Way magazine. Amid an escalating refugee crisis, a tangle of wars in the Middle East and the presence … Continue reading

3 April 2016

Eating grass

Ad on the London underground.  I’m sure I’m not the only one who sees this differently after the news from besieged Madaya that Syrians are eating grass in order to … Continue reading

23 January 2016

Refugees & Migrants 21 September

If you’re in London tomorrow morning, you’d be more than welcome – Syrian breakfast, good company. The Frontline Club are showing “A Syrian Love Story” on Wednesday.  

20 September 2015

Peshawar and Nairobi | Iraq, Syria and Egypt

I was invited to speak at the Iman Khoei Islamic Centre in West London on Thursday. This was my contribution. “The news from Peshawar and Nairobi, and the continuing violence … Continue reading

2 October 2013

Syria – who cares?

What are your thoughts on UK military action in Syria?  Chances are you have an opinion one way or the other. While I was at Greenbelt last weekend, the Prime … Continue reading

31 August 2013


Time for some pictures of Syria from our trip. There was a smallish rally in Trafalgar Square yesterday in support of peaceful protesters in what must be a terrifying place … Continue reading

12 February 2012 · 1 Comment