refugees

Eritrean woman. Photo: Gabriele François Casin, MSF

Doctors Without Borders reports that Eritrean refugees are dying en route to Europe

The humanitarian organisation has claimed that the EU collaborates with the government of Eritrea and other countries to stop them from reaching Europe.

Donald Trump, President of the US. Photo: Michael Vardon, Flickr

Amnesty International condemns Trump’s activities against refugees blockage

The organisation protecting human rights claims that Trump’s decisions, which judge people according to their religion, promote a rhetoric of hate.

Bikes. Photo: Wikipedia

Bikes, the means of transport integrating refugees in London

The Bike Project reuses second-hand bikes, repairs them and gives them to people who are fleeing their countries of origin. Every year, 13,500 asylum seekers arrive in the British capital. 27,500 bikes are abandoned during the same time period.

Cold wave. Photo: Twitter

Cold snap becomes dangerous for refugees in Greece

Harsh weather conditions make it unsustainable for hundreds of asylum seekers living in camps.  

Workeer: A digital job bank giving work to refugees in Germany / Image: workeer.de

A digital job bank giving work to refugees in Germany

Workeer was set up by two young Germans with the aim to facilitate access to the labour market for refugees.

Supporters of the campaign

Civil society calls for Catalonia to become a land of welcome

The campaign “Casa nostra, casa vostra” (Our home is your home) aims at encouraging Catalan institutions to take action in light of the migration crisis.

Girl / Photograph: Lance Shields, Flickr

A report by UNICEF estimated some 50 million children are uprooted worldwide

Over half of them have been forced from their homes by conflicts and threats. The report recalls that a large number of children are seeking a better quality of life and improved social and economic conditions out of their homes.

The Petra Camp, where Anna and the team from DSR were providing basic dental care / Photograph: DSR

From Lesvos to Petra, changes without solutions

Olga Margalef was in Lesvos when scores of refugees were arriving. Anna Sorio visited Petra, after the makeshift camps were being dismantled and the official military camps set up. What has changed?

Refugee Camp - Font: Pixabay

Analysis of the refugee situation in the world in 2016

The figure of displaced people is now more than 60 million. Syria, Afghanistan or Somalia are some of the countries these people are fleeing. We will examine this humanitarian crisis to try to understand what is happening.

Right to asylum? Humanitarian crisis and institutional racism

The inaction of the European Union regarding the refugee crisis is an example of institutional racism, writes SOS Racisme's director Alba Cuevas.

Maria Khayat Assi, CEO of Beyond Association / Photograph: BEYOND Association

Maria Khayat Assi: "We are helping to educate a generation who believes in human rights and will be ready to work once back to Syria"

The CEO of BEYOND Association, an NGO working with Syrian children in Lebanon, explains us how the organization has adapted to several emergencies, from the 2006 war to the present Syrian refugee crisis.

Paula Farias, Operational Manager for the Mediterranean for MSF / Photograph: MSF

Paula Farias: "For us, the challenge is to force the EU to fulfil its legal and moral duty and to, once again, launch rescue operations"

We have talked with Paula Farias, Operational Manager for the Mediterranean for MSF, about the present refugee crisis and the role that NGOs are playing in it.

Refugee.tv team and logo

Refugee.tv: an act of empowerment

Refugee.tv is an online platform launched by an Austrian moviemaker with the support of asylum seekers who wish to explain their personal stories. Thanks to several crowdfunding campaigns, this TV channel provides them with the opportunity to continue with their professional career.

The title of Solomon originates from the main character of the book "The Elephant's Journey" by the Portuguese author Jose Saramago / Photograph: Solomon

Solomon, the Greek magazine giving a voice to refugees

The publication aims at contributing to integrate newcomers into society. 

Photograph: Esbós de Lesbos blog

"In Lesvos we saw the remains of the humanitarian tragedy of refugees"

Three members of Agrupament Escolta i Guia Mare de Déu de Núria, a Catalan Scout Group, tell us about their one-week trip to Lesvos to get firsthand knowedge on the tragedy of refugees.

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