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On the ground

Eviction

Eviction

We finally received confirmation that an eviction of the 800+ people living in the main settlement in Grande-Synthe will take place soon. After a court hearing in Lille, the eviction that will remove the camp surrounding the emergency shelter has been ordered without delay.

Meet Beatriz... Volunteer on Chios

Meet Beatriz... Volunteer on Chios

The lack of education, security and dignity of the teenagers, and how to provide these basic necessities, the conditions that these small organisations like Action for Education face aren't easy. However, the amazing team in which I have found myself has made everything much more enjoyable and fun and with a deep feeling of solidarity.

Searing Temperatures followed by Torrential Rain

Searing Temperatures followed by Torrential Rain

This week’s extreme weather patterns have made conditions for those living outside unbearable. Searing temperatures followed by torrential rain and heavy storms have left tents and shelters battered and people weary. And with rumours of a large scale eviction circulating, the atmosphere on the ground is tense.

Abdulaziz Dukhan : In His Own Words

Abdulaziz Dukhan : In His Own Words

Ever since I left Syria, I wanted to learn, I wanted to educate myself. I knew education was, and still is, the most important thing when it comes to change our situation. That is why I always dreamed of going to the best university. During our escape from Syria, I finished my last year of high school in Turkey, but I left just before the final exams.