Asylum Process: Is Greece a real open door to the European Union?

Asylum Process: Is Greece a real open door to the European Union? AP Every day communications from various NGOs show that boats from different corners of the planet are arriving in Greek waters, full of people who have been forced to leave their country of origin for a variety of reasons and who are looking…

#SayTheirName – Covilhã for Iran

#SayTheirName: Covilhã for Iran On the 17th of November, HOM joined forces with displaced Iranian activists and two organisations – AHBA and AAUBI – to stand by all the women in Iran and across the world and add our voices to theirs in calling for their rights. Two months after Mahsa Amini died in police…

Protection of internally displaced persons: A milestone with multiple challenges

Protection of internally displaced persons: A milestone with multiple challenges by Rosário Tomé Heads of State at the World Summit in 2005 recognised the 1998 Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement as an “important international framework for the protection of IDPs”. To what extent does the legal framework advance the protection of Internally Displaced Persons? Wau,…

The team is growing!

The team is growing! On Sunday the 23th of October, HOM welcomed its new team of 10 volunteers with diverse backgrounds and valuable expertise. Through a challenging, but fun, activity, our first team session focused on sharing personal stories, passions and jokes, promoting dialogue and proximity and generating a space where friendships and relationships of…

UK-Rwanda: One Way Ticket

UK-Rwanda: One Way Ticket We can only wonder if this isn’t akin to regular human trafficking: people being exchanged for money, while their dreams of a better life are crushed by migration deterrence policies. It was on April 14th of this year that Boris Johnson, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, announced one of…

LIGAR: Learning to connect

LIGAR: Learning to connect HOM’s experience as a LIGAR program trainee, a training project by Cáritas Portugal. HOM has been taking part in LIGAR, a training program specialized in non-profit organizations focused on migrants, conducted by Cáritas Portugal. The aim of the project is defined by the organization as “mobilizing partners, capacitating social agents and promoting…