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07/11/2018 - 20:31

Refuge cities from the Spanish state demand resources to dignify the reception process

City Council. Thirteen cities met in Madrid and shared successful experiences in handling asylum at a municipal level.

05/11/2018 - 12:50

Activism in the neighbourhoods: a commitment to refuge and reception

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.

29/10/2018 - 17:11

“An intercultural society is one built by the different groups it is made up of”

Interview. We spoke to Lola López, Commissioner for Immigration, Interculturality and Diversity at Barcelona City Council.

26/10/2018 - 09:42

An appraisal of Nausica, the municipal reception programme

Asylum. Twenty months after it was set up, an external appraisal endorses the success of this municipal programme offering integrated support for asylum seekers.

17/10/2018 - 13:26

Western Sahara and the need to regain media attention

Awareness. Over 160,000 people have been living in refugee camps for 43 years. The need to find solutions is gaining attention, with new input and new voices.

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17/10/2018 - 12:34

Lives ‘stagnating’ in exile

Documentary. Screening of ‘Hayati’ (Mi vida), a window allowing us to share the desperation of thousands of Syrians whose future has been wrenched from them by the war.

28/09/2018 - 14:25

Proactiva Open Arms awarded the gold medal for civic merit for saving lives in the Mediterranean

Human rights. The recognition was approved by all municipal groups, except for the abstention by the CUP.

28/09/2018 - 10:45

Schools give shelter too

Education. Schooling for newly arrived children who have had to leave everything behind, often experiencing extreme situations, is a key element offering them safety and the chance to get back on their feet with new prospects for the...

25/09/2018 - 10:12

The vegetable patch as therapy

Entities. The half-hectare cultivation patch near Vallvidrera used by the Fundació Benallar offers a resource for therapy and emotional support for refugees.

25/09/2018 - 08:53

“Care work is really tough and that’s why migrant women end up doing it”

Interview. We spoke to Carmen Juares from the Association of Migrant Women in Catalonia, an organisation set up to provide support for migrant domestic workers, one of society’s most invisible groups of women.

21/09/2018 - 08:30

Towards the dignification of domestic and care work

Employment. They arrive seeking refuge but end up undervalued and invisible in domestic and care jobs with precarious conditions. Is there any sign of a change?

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