Carola Rackete

Carola Rackete (1988 -) is a German ecologist, conservationist and social justice activist. Rackete earned a degree in nautical science and maritime transport and proceeded to gain a master’s in conservation management. She served as a navigation officer in scientific …


Kevin Smiley

Canadian, founder of SuraiTea offering job opportunities to Syrian refugees Kevin is a Canadian entrepreneur who had the impulse of helping Syrian refugees in Canada by opening a tea company called SuraiTea. He decided to found a company on jasmine …


Article 14: Asylum from Prosecution

Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution. This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles …


Four Feet, Two Sandals

Author: Karen Lynn Williams , Khandra Mohammed      When relief workers bring used clothing to the refugee camp, everyone scrambles to grab whatever they can. Ten-year-old Lina is thrilled when she finds a sandal that fits her foot perfectly, until she …


Denisa Stan- Volunteer

Name: Denisa Stan  Age: 23  Country of origin: Romania  Occupation/Field of Study (if it applies): International Relations Organization/Institution: Amnesty International Organization’s social networks: Photos of you and your project:  When did you become interested in working, volunteering or being an …


Maria Manuela Oliveira- Refugee camps in Greece

Name: Maria Manuela Rodrigues S. Oliveira Age: 72 Country of origin:Portugal Organization/Institution: A Drop in the Ocean Organization’s social networks: Photos of you and your project: When did you become interested in working, volunteering or being an activist in …


Susana Gaspar- Works with Amnesty International

Name: Susana C. Gaspar Age: 32 Country of origin: Portugal Occupation/Field of Study (if it applies): PhD fellow Artistic Studies – Art and Mediations / Professor / Theater Artist & activist Organization/Institution: Universidade Nova de Lisboa – FCSH | IPL …



This Italian drama shows the difficult and dangerous life trip of two young men from Burkina Faso that decide to go to Italy to start a new life. After surviving to desert bandits and a threatening sea voyage the protagonists …


First They Killed My Father

Inspired by a book with the same title, written by activist Loung Ung, the movie tackles the issue of forced displacement, child encampment and Internally Displaced People (IDPs). Realized and directed by Angelina Jolie, UNHCR Special Envoy, the movie is …


Human Flow

Human Flow is a German documentary film co-produced and directed by Ai Weiwei about the current global refugee crisis. In the film the viewer is taken to over 20 countries to understand both the scale and the personal impact of …



After her family attempts to sell her into marriage, a young Afghan refugee in Iran channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through music. Grabbing the mic, she spits fiery rhymes in the face of oppressive traditions. Imbd link: