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Creative map making session in Newcastle

The research team in Newcastle, UK, ran a creative map making session as part of the create classes offered by North East Solidarity and Teaching (N.E.S.T). The map making was used to explore people’s personal geographies in the city, their use of public space, their everyday journeys and sense of belonging. Around 10 young asylum…

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Creative story-mapping workshops in Leipzig

In order to provide some insight in the project, we would like to present some pictures of the fieldwork. First, the Leipzig case study. The German team organized three storymapping-workshops in which they asked newcomers to note down, share and map stories they attach to particular places in the city. Throughout these workshops, two of…

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Inspiring meeting with the research team

What an inspiring online meeting with our research team! We weren’t able to meet face-to-face, but our online session on the 7th of October enabled us to discuss our preliminary findings, exchange our use of creative research methods and make plans for the remainder of the project. Our discussions on refugees and asylum seekers’ arrival…

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Misinformation is leading to ‘fake news’ anxieties in Dutch refugee communities

The Conversation has published an article by Ilse van Liempt and Mieke Kox. They argue that the coronavirus pandemic has led to a crisis among asylum seekers and refugees in the Netherlands. The start of the pandemic saw an information vacuum within this community in the Netherlands, leading to a general atmosphere of confusion and…

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How the current pandemic changes refugee youth’s everyday lives

The current pandemic has changed the everyday lives and routines of young refugees and asylum seekers in Leipzig, something that has also changed the fieldwork in this HERA project. Elisabeth Kirndörfer describes the impact of the pandemic on these youngsters’ everyday lives and discusses how she adapts her fieldwork. Read more (in German).

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Youth in Brussels © Brecht Vanhoenacker and Mattias De Backer

The invisible corona crisis – problems and grassroots solutions in Belgium

COVID-19 has rendered certain groups of people invisible while simultaneously forcing others to emerge from the shadows. From unaccompanied youth refugees who lack access to the internet and social networks, to intra-European labour migrants who have lost their jobs in the grey/black market who are in dire need of food and other basic services, COVID-19…

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REFUGEES HIT ESPECIALLY HARD BY CORONA-VIRUS

Elisabeth Kirndörfer and Kathrin Hörschelmann have spoken with actors in refugee initiatives in Leipzig. The results of their research highlight the difficult situation in asylum accommodation and care facilities and underline the increased need for action in the areas of accommodation, communication and education. Read more.

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Lockdown in the Netherlands

Lockdown in the Netherlands

Mieke Kox and Ilse van Liempt published the first out of three blogs about the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on asylum seekers, refugees and unauthorized migrants in Amsterdam. This first blog discusses the impact of the corona crisis on asylum seekers. Read more Next week, part 2 on the impact on the current…

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Lockdown Newcalstle

COVID-19 UK: RESPONDING TO THE NEEDS OF ASYLUM SEEKERS IN CHALLENGING AND DANGEROUS TIMES

Robin Finlay, Matthew Benwell and Peter Hopkins wrote a blog on the impact of the current corona crisis on asylum seekers in Newcastle. Over recent weeks and months, the complexity of the Covid-19 crisis has become clearer with wide-reaching and severe societal implications. Of particular concern, are the impacts on already marginalised groups, who invariably…

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