mereme with a refugee

World Refugee Day: inclusion and diversity. Interview with Mereme

For the world refugee day, we met Mereme, an Albanian girl grown in Italy. She works as an operator in a refugee centre in Italy, and we thought about an interview with her to ask something. 1- Talk about you. How long are you working in a refugee centre? I have been working in a […]

Lost in the world: The refugee crisis

Migration and the Refugee Crisis… People who had to leavetheir home country for various reasons struggle to survive by immigrating to countries with better conditions. Actually, this sentence shouldn’t sound too foreign. Refugee migration, which has become a crisis for the whole world in recent years, still continues to be an insurmountable problem. Thousands of immigrants take refuge in better […]

Climate change is not gender-neutral.

Wildfires, floods, sea level rise, droughts, food insecurity, climate refugees and so much more. All of this is a direct consequence of global warming, but we can still make a difference. We first have to understand the world to be able to change it. Let’s talk about climate change first. There are two types of […]

The challenges of refugees and asylum seekers to start a new life

Refugee Day, celebrated on the 20th of June, offers a chance to raise awareness of the plight of refugees around the world and of the efforts to protect their human rights. Hamid is an asylum seeker from Syria, from the city of Latakia. He finished his Master’s degree in accounting before he and his brother left Latakia for a […]

Refugees thrown to the streets: mass evictions in Greece

This past Monday, June the 1st, the eviction of 11,000 refugees has started all over Greece. A new legislation Following legislation approved in March of this year, people have now 1 month to leave their subsidized accommodations once their asylum status is recognized. Previously they had at least 6. The United Nations High Commissioner for […]

Lesbos: when hell takes away children’s hope

There is a disease called resignation syndrome that has been first diagnosed in Sweden in the 1990s, it is essentially a dissociative syndrome that induces a catatonic state that affects refugee children who enter a state of coma after having lost hope as a result of traumatic events. This usually happens to young refugees who […]

Mimonisa exhibition

From the 14th of January to the 8th of February, the Mimonisa exhibition takes place at the French Institute of Thessaloniki. You have three weeks to meet 11 artists from Thessaloniki and also from other countries (a few of them are refugees). The goal of the initiative is to unify people with common interests in painting by presenting their work through this exibition. Afghanistan, Iran, Congo, Greece… it is a perfect mix of techniques, influences and backgrounds.

The Mobile Info Team: how to support refugees by informing them

The Greek refugee crisis of 2015 sharped the creativity of hundreds of volunteers all around the world to find new ways of helping who was escaping from war, violence and poverty. A shelter and a hot meal were not the only things that refugees had to struggle for once arrived in Greece. The lack of knowledge about their rights and moves to do without being overwhelmed by bureaucracy was a further element of anxiety in their already tricky psychological situation. That is how a group of European volunteers that had met in the Eidomeni Camp decided to create an alternative but not less useful form of support: the mobile info team for refugees in Greece, where the precious cargo to be donated was, specifically, information.