refugees

The Open University of Catalonia has offered scholarships to 61 refugees

Since 2016, 61 refugees or asylum seekers have benefited from Open University of Catalonia (UOC)’s virtual classes.

20th June, no new proposals and old demands to be rescued: ensuring the right to migrate

Although the issue of refugees is more present today than in 2015, it still goes unnoticed, and only hits the headlines when many people die, or to stir up a controversy.

Mayyar Skhaita, asylum seeker and amin character of 'S'ha de fer'

How can we help the refugees?

Amnesty International Catalonia launches Welcome Communities –Comunitats Acollidores, a miniseries that gives real examples of refugees who have started a good new life with the active help of locals.

Refugee camp in  Democratic Republic of Congo. The Guardian.

Violence, hunger and abuse worsen in the Democratic Republic of Congo

In its latest report, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) claims the situation in DRC is critical since December.   

Siria App.

Siria, the app to raise awareness on inequalities

Thousands of people who have suffered serious inequalities need to tell their stories and make themselves heard. With this App, many will be able to show sympathy with those suffering from inequalities.

A mother and her son looking for a better future. Photo: CAFOD Photo Library, Flickr

Amnesty International says Europe is complicit in abuse of refugees in Libya

The international human rights organisation denounces European governments as supportive of exploitation and smuggling of refugees in Libya.

Members of the Refugees Welcome platform. Photo: Refugees Welcome International (Facebook)

European platform 'Refugees Welcome' lands in Catalonia to build a welcoming culture

On Sunday 12th November, 27 representatives from 14 countries gathered to address the challenges faced by countries in the refugees networks.

Rohingya people in Bangladesh. Photo: European Comission DG, Flickr

Caritas responds to the exodus of Rohingya refugees by sending 100,000 euros

The NGO supports Caritas Bangladesh's emergency plan with an injection that will help 70,000 displaced people.

A global day of secret Gigs.   Source: Amnesty International

Give a Home, global music in favour of refugees

Musicians, refugees and communities are coming together to recognise the things that unite them.

Mikel Ayestaran workin in Sana'a (Yemen) - Image: Mikel Ayestaran

Mikel Ayestaran: "In Gaza, aid workers are like a caste and volunteering is dead!”

The journalist helps us to discover and understand Middle East, a region that is often talked about, but which is largely unknown to many.

Displaced looking for hope. Photo: CEAR

A CEAR report sizes the number of people displaced around the world in 70 million

The fifteenth annual report "Refugees in Spain and Europe" calls for a Government Pact for the right to asylum.

Kitchen from a restaurant. Photo: Pixabay

Non-profit restaurants in Barcelona put migrants work on the menu

They also help unemployed teenagers get a job.

The importance of volunteering in refugee camps

Many of us, volunteers, have travelled to refugee camps, some of us more than once, but yet they still need more hands. How is this possible?

Refugees using different tech devices. Photo: Techfugees

Techfugees, empowering the displaced with technology

Smartphones and technology have changed how people respond to large humanitarian crisis. The aim of the project is giving response to the needs of refugees.

South Sudan civilian working. Photo: Flickr

Amnesty International condemns killings and mass deplacements in South Sudan

The international organisation has blamed the government of the country for the looting perpetrated against the civilian population in the Upper Nile region in the first half of 2017.

Pascale Coissard, the spokesperson of the Catalan Refugee Aid Commission - Photo: CCAR

Pascale Coissard: “Only 7.5% of those who were meant to be relocated and resettled have arrived in Spain”

The spokesperson of the Catalan Refugee Aid Commission, Pascale Coissard, tells us about the situation experienced by many refugees and the task carried out by her organisation to defend their rights.

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