Interview. We spoke to Edinson Cuéllar, a Colombian lawyer working on the Colombia peace process from Barcelona and helping the voice of exiles to be heard and heeded.
Reception. A number of unaccompanied minors request international protection. Do they follow the same reception itineraries as the rest?
Solidarity. The NGO Dibujos por Sonrisas presents the book ‘Diferente’, a joint work by 140 illustrators to raise money for refugee camps.
Culture. We make the most of Sant Jordi to suggest reading on exile or written in exile by women, some of them well-known and admired, others forgotten and to be admired.
Interview. We spoke to Dolors Calvo, head of the Ampara refugee support programme by the Fundació Apip-Acam.
Peace. The expert Bart Brandsma visits the city to give a lecture on polarisation. We take a further look at this concept.
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.