Interview. We spoke to Cecilia Estrada, researcher and coordinator for the Chair in Forced Migrants and Refugees, part of the University Institute of Studies on Migration (IUEM) at the Comillas Pontifical University.
Reception. Numerous entities in the city offer Spanish and Catalan classes for asylum seekers and migrants. The Language Coordinator works to integrate them into this network.
Refuge. The blight of the ‘maras’ is one of the main causes for requests for international protection among people from Honduras and El Salvador. But why are these requests systematically rejected?
Reception. Refugee Friendly is a digital platform which puts refugees and locals in touch to go to concerts, shows, exhibitions and other cultural events.
Interview. We spoke to Rola Abumuaileq, a Palestinian refugee in Barcelona. She arrived in the city in 2015 and although she’s just 18 she knows perfectly well where she comes from and where she’s going.
Reception. The organisation Accem has created a weekly session for women refugees and asylum seekers on the Nausica programme, as well as others, to share experiences, express themselves and strengthen bonds of mutual support.
Reception. We attended the anniversary celebration by this foundation, whose work revolves around respect, social cohesion and harmony.
Interview. We spoke to Lorena González, a councillor on Seattle City Council (USA), a focus of resistance to Trump’s policies on migration.
Refuge. Migration and reception policies in many countries are not in line with frameworks established by different international conventions.