This time last year the notorious 'jungle' refugee camp in Calais was bull-dozed and its thousands of inhabitants dispersed
Under the EU-Turkey deal however, people have been stuck on the islands in tents or behind barbed wire with no seeming end in sight. They don't know if they'll be sent back, or go on elsewhere. They're stuck in political stagnation formulated by European policies.
Changing The Lives Of Disabled People In South Sudan: The Real Impact Of The Humanitarian Disability Charter
Nine years since I was last here, I'm back in South Sudan, the world's newest nation. Part of the work I am doing here, with
When I first decided to make this film the one question that kept repeating itself in my head was this: what does a person
All of the deaths, disappearances and instances of violence and torture that have affected my Syrian friends' lives should be fiction, could have been fiction if things had turned out differently. But since they haven't, these facts have had to be absorbed into the fabric of people's lives, just as the realities of life on a refugee camp have had to be.
© Erika Pineros / Handicap International During my missions around the world as a physiotherapist for Handicap International
Terminology like 'refugee' and 'asylum seeker' have become prevalent in media. The terms are not neutral; they carry their own baggage. The person's prior occupation becomes irrelevant, his or her identity and ethnicity indistinguishable from the mass, and as for culture - cancerous.
If policymakers are serious about resolving the crisis in Calais, they need to take immediate steps to fix this broken system. It has become clear that no progress will be made until funds are invested in educating and empowering the camp's residents, rather than continuing to segregate and dehumanise them.
2015 exposed the truth of children drowning in Greece, of frozen families walking thousands of miles and of the squalid conditions of camps. 2016 should be a time to talk more about, and demand, solutions to the refugee crisis.
Two years ago Save the Children began to teach some of the children living in Zaatari, a refugee camp in Jordan, photography