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Here are  some links to  resources and  information about migrants and refugees that we find useful and/or interesting, and to groups/agencies/NGOs working with migrants  and refugees in the Mediterranean region.

Please send us further relevant links and please feel free to connect our website to your own.

 

The Migrant Diaries

Lynne Jones blog  describes her experiences of working with migrants in Mexico, Italy, France and Greece, including setting up and running the story telling workshops.

Click the links to read more about working with migrant children in Greece 2016, Mexico 2017 or France 2017,

MISSING MIGRANTS PROJECT

The Missing Migrants Project tracks incidents involving migrants, including refugees and asylum-seekers, who have died or gone missing in the process of migration towards an international destination. The Missing Migrants Project is an important hub and advocacy source of information that media, researchers, and the general . public can access for the latest information. “Our message is blunt: migrants are dying who need not. It is time to do more than count the number of deaths. It is time to engage the world to stop this violence against desperate migrants.” IOM Director General William Lacy Swing. Learn more by clicking here

International Organisation for Migration

The leading international organisation for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to: assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management; advance understanding of migration issues; and to encourage social and economic development through migration, and uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

Click to visit their site.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees

The UN agency responsible for refugees and works ‘to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home’. You can follow the links on their website to get up to date information about refugee situations in different countries.

Click to learn more.

UNICEF

UNICEF works around the world to help make sure migrant and refugee children are protected and that their rights are respected. “We provide lifesaving humanitarian supplies in refugee camps. We run child-friendly spaces – safe places where migrant and refugee children can play, where mothers can rest and feed their babies in private, where separated families can reunite. We support national and local governments to put in place laws, policies, systems and public services that are inclusive of refugee and migrant children, address their specific needs and help them thrive.”

Click to learn more about UNICEF’s work with uprooted children

Human Rights Watch

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights which publishes reports and briefings on human rights conditions in some 90 countries and advocates  for changes in policy and practice that promote human rights and justice around the world. It covers the issues pertaining to child migrants and refugees extensively.

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Help Refugees

A British charity that provides emergency aid and vital services to those affected by the global refugee crisis across Europe and the Middle East, focusing particularly on grassroots groups, local people, individual volunteers and refugees themselves. It aims to ensure everyone has access to basic necessities and that services prioritise the most vulnerable, enhance dignity and empower refugees.

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Amnesty International

A global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. It campaigns for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Through detailed research and determined campaigning, Amnesty fights abuses of human rights worldwide.  This includes campaigning for the rights of people on the move.

Click if you want to know more.

FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University

Harvard FXB is an interdisciplinary center that conducts rigorous investigation of the most serious threats to health and wellbeing globally. We work closely with scholars, students, the international policy community, and civil society to engage in ongoing strategic efforts to promote equity and dignity for those oppressed by grave poverty and stigma around the world. One are of interest is Children on the Move

Click here to learn more

Safe Passage

Through a combination of operational delivery, litigation, and political advocacy, Safe Passage helps unaccompanied children, as well as vulnerable adults, access safe legal routes to asylum. We believe that no one who has a legitimate claim to asylum should risk their lives trying to reach safety.When clients arrive in the UK, Safe passage also support their transition to a new life.

Click to find out more.

Terre Des Hommes International Federation

A network of 10 national organisations working for the rights of children and their equitable development.  They are particularly concerned with the rights and protection of children who are trafficked, unaccompanied, migrant, on the street, kidnapped, forcibly displaced, refugees, asylum seekers,  or nomadic. They are leading a Destination Unknown campaign to protect children on the move.

Click to learn more.

Refugee Info Bus

Refugee Info Bus operates at the frontlines of Europe’s ongoing refugee crisis, providing information to those individuals who have had everything else taken away. Volunteers operate two “buses” which travel to camps – both informal and sanctioned – in France and Greece. These vehicles act as community centres on wheels, providing access the internet, information on legal rights and a possibility to participate in collaborative citizen journalism.

Click here to learn more

JAFRA Foundation in Greece

We are a group of refugees in our twenties, who want to empower our fellow refugees in Greece to initiate and implement community based programming inside their own camps and accommodation centres in Greece.

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L’Auberge des Migrantes

In 2008 a handful of volunteers founded L’Auberge des Migrants in Calais so that they could give out meals to migrants. The organisation still works in Calais today, as well as offering aid in the Grand-Synthe refugee camp at La Liniere. We work in collaboration with our partners to offer daily meals and material aid to people who have fled their own countries. Every day between 30 and 70 volunteers work in our warehouse in Calais, preparing hot meals and sorting material donations to be distributed in the camp and on the streets of Calais.

Click here to learn more