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What is the difference between a refugee and a migrant?

What is the difference between a refugee and a migrant?

Refugee, migrant, asylum-seeker, internally displaced person. There are so many words used to describe people who leave their home behind and seek refuge somewhere else. Many of these terms have distinct and different meanings, and confusing them leads to problems for both populations. In this blog post I will differentiate the meanings of these terms.

A lot has changed and nothing at all…

A lot has changed and nothing at all…

2020 is a year to remember! Most of all due to the changes we went through: from cuddling to 1.5 meter distance, from shopping till we drop to shopping with a face mask and from working at an office to working at home. But, Covid-19 was the least of the worries for refugees. What really changed for them? I asked a couple of refugees on Lesvos.

From being a Syrian police officer to seeking refuge

From being a Syrian police officer to seeking refuge

I was studying geography but didn’t really like it, so I dropped out of school. I lived in Damascus with my parents and 7 brothers. Of course, I needed to find another education but I didn’t know which one. So, I decided to volunteer with the police. We had a...

Mental health issues experienced by refugees

Mental health issues experienced by refugees

Can you imagine what it would be like to live in constant fear? For over 65 million people around the world, that’s their reality. Wars and disasters have long-term psychosocial and mental health consequences.