Reception. The Refugiats Benvinguts platform is looking for people who want to share their homes with asylum seekers on a temporary basis.
Refuge. Asylum requests by people from the other side of the Atlantic have shot up. Nearly half of those attended to by municipal services in Barcelona are originally from Venezuela, Colombia, Honduras and El Salvador.
Rights. The City Council maintains its face-off with the central government over the foreigner internment centre and the forced deportation of migrants and refugees from the city.
Human rights. The order to seal off the CIE, which will be resolved as from September at the Spanish National High Court, denounces internment conditions which have caused fifty people interned at the centre to go on hunger strike in...
Awareness. We spoke to the photographer Héctor Mediavilla, director of the participatory photography project ‘Somnis refugiats’, and Nanthasri, one of eleven asylum seekers who spent six months learning under his supervision.
Refuge. Minor action to get involved and supporting refugees and migrants can have a big impact. We spoke to two organisations and a municipal service which complement the work of professionals with essential collaboration from...
Interview. We spoke to Pablo Peralta de Andrés, head of awareness and participation for the ‘Barcelona, Refuge City’ plan.
Commemoration. The institutional act for World Refugee Day helped highlight the multiple causes of refuge and the reception and awareness work being done by entities and the civil society in the city.
Refuge. The 79% rise in the number of people attended to by services for migrants and refugees confirms the need to continue applying and broadening civic and political action to support and include asylum seekers.
Refuge. The annual report by the Spanish Refugee Aid Commission provides a snapshot of refuge and asylum in Spain and Europe, calling for a national agreement to respond to the largest human exodus in history.
Human rights. Refuge cities from the Spanish state are moving forward in the creation of municipal support programmes given the non-compliance of the central government.