Human rights. The Municipal Unit against Human Trafficking (UTEH) complements the work of various social entities, police corps and other areas of the City Council.
Awareness. ‘Línia de Fuga’ is the exhibition of refugee portraits with which the Associació de d’Amics i Comerciants de la Plaça Reial is starting to mark its 20th anniversary.
“The ‘Barcelona, Refuge City’ plan, like all spending on migration, invests in social cohesion and citizens”
Interview. The coordinator of the ‘Barcelona, Refuge City’ plan weighs up four years of work aimed at taking more people in and taking them in better.
Reception. The SAIER presents figures for immigration and refuge in 2018, which show an increase in the support provided.
Cooperation. A common front with Italian cities to enable ‘Open Arms’, ‘Aita Mari’ and ‘Sea Watch’ to resume their sea rescue work.
Reception. Thanks to the programme providing access to sports centres, asylum seekers can enjoy a means of inclusion and socialisation when they arrive in the city.
Reception. Many families have responded to the call by Migra Studium to take in asylum seekers, but more are still needed.
Interview. We spoke to Cristina Jiménez, co-founder and director of United We Dream, the largest organisation led by young migrants in the USA, who visited Barcelona for the Cities fir Rights conference.
Volunteer work. The experiences of volunteers at refugee camps are often traumatic. When they come back they may need therapeutic and psychological support.
Refuge City. The Mayor has written to the Ministry of Public Works, demanding that the organisation’s boat retained in the port be allowed to sail.
Human rights. UNESCO is organising a meeting in the city to debate and exchange experiences.