Refugee Youth in Public Space


The hidden Coronacrisis

Mattias de Backer wrote a blog about the impact of the current corona crisis on the use of public space by young refugees, unauthorized migrants and other vulnerable groups in Belgium. This contribution is based on the testimonials of some 25 first-line workers who, despite the dangers associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, still try to support vulnerable groups such as unauthorized migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, young people in a problematic educational situation, homeless, and other underprivileged people. He conducted telephone interviews, realizing that these organizations are currently very busy. With this contribution he wants to draw attention to the difficult living conditions of the most vulnerable of the Belgian society and to the courage and perseverance of those who support them.

Youth in Brussels © Brecht Vanhoenacker and Mattias De Backer

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