Mediterranean Sea, 60 km off the Libyan coast, July 2015. A man praying on board the Dignity I, the Médecins Sans Frontières rescue craft in the Mediterranean. He left Libya in the early morning on an inflatable boat together with 128 other people, determined to reach Italy. The rescue continues behind him.
Photo: Anna Surinyach
Lesbos, Greece, November 2015. A Syrian child sitting on the ground waits for his parents, on a beach in Lesbos, after crossing the eight km of sea separating the Turkish coast from the Greek island, on board an unstable rubber dingy. For safety, groups of volunteers help children and the elderly to get off the craft first.
Photo: Raül Clemente
Patras, Greece, August 2013. Montar, a young 27-year-old Syrian, is helped by friends, having fallen victim to a racist attack. He was beaten with bars and chains by five members of the Greek neo-Nazi party, Golden Dawn. Patras is the third largest city in Greece and one of the main points of arrival of the migratory flows hailing from Asia.
Photo: Mattia Insolera
Refugee camp in Gevgelija, Macedonia, October 2015. A young Syrian man checks his smartphone as he waits several hours before he can enter the refugee camp in Gevgelija. Smartphones are very often used by the refugees, as they enable them to stay in touch with their families and keep them up to date with the progress of their journeys.
Photo: Edu Ponces / RUIDO Photo
Border crossing at Horgos, Serbia, 5 September 2015. A group of refugees, mainly Syrians, are confronted by Hungarian police at the border crossing between Horgos and Rotzke, in the north of Serbia, as they close the Hungarian border. Hundreds of people managed to overwhelm riot police and bring down the fence that closed off the border. However, they failed to get in and were transferred to Croatia.
Photo: Juan Carlos Tomasi
Calais, France, December 2015. Two Syrian refugees wait to jump over the metal fence surrounding part of the French port of Calais, hoping to get to the United Kingdom by ferry. The refugee camp located five km from this French location has quadrupled in size since the summer and houses over 6,000 people.
Photo: Guillem Trius
Nador, Morocco, February 2014. A young man from Cameroon recovers in Nador hospital. He was toughing it out in the Gurugu mountains, where he was waiting to make his attempt to jump over the Melilla fence, when Moroccan police attacked him while he was looking for food. They struck him in the face with a stone and threw him off a sixteen-metre high cliff.
Photo: Mingo Venero
07/11/2018 - 20:31
City Council. Thirteen cities met in Madrid and shared successful experiences in handling asylum at a municipal level.
05/11/2018 - 12:50
Citizenship. Public mobilisation in favour of refuge has an important community side to it. We spoke to two neighbourhood groups to find out what they do and what their demands are.
This year’s Culture Week is devoted to Syria.
Film. The Filmoteca de Catalunya hosts the 12th Arabic and Mediterranean Film Festival of Catalonia from 8 to 18 November.