A Syrian family seeking asylum gets an answer

Illham Alarabi is one of those indomitable women who takes everything in stride. The kind of unflappable mother who can single-handedly extract her oldest son from a squabble with a bully, soothe the teething pains of another and bathe a baby, all while supper simmers on the stove.

Children on the move: key facts and figures

Millions of children have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced. As of 2016, 28 million children were living in forced displacement – this includes 12 million child refugees and child asylum seekers, and 16 million children living in internal displacement due to conflict and violence.

Violation of Article 3 during detention: ECHR rules against Bulgaria

On the 7th of December 2017, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled against Bulgaria a violation of Article 3 (inhuman and degrading treatment) concerning a family with its three children during their detainment in 2015. The press release of the ECHR reads as follows:

The Road for Refugees: Rejected, Refused, Returning Home

Last week, my friends and I went on a road trip around the Balkans, armed with a tiny rental car and the world’s most powerful passport. At the recommendation of our other friends, we contacted LEGIS, an NGO based in Skopje, and organised a visit to a refugee camp in Tabanovce. There, we met...

How xenophobic rhetoric failed

The Opposition in Macedonia wanted to mobilize voters with the initiative against refugees. It even collected signatures for referenda against migrants.

Volunteer Story

At the dawn of my thirties, I wanted to see the world. A genuine bicycle touring enthusiast, I took my bike in March 2016 with my friend David and we left France toward Eastern Europe, not knowing what exactly lay in store. When we arrived in Belgrade, Serbia, we realised what the situation of...

Call for refugee protest on Syndagma Square

We are more than 4,000 refugees awaiting our transfer to Germany – most of which are families who are waiting already more than 18 months in Greece under deplorable conditions.