We are proud to have worked in partnership with Refugee Rights Europe.
Refugee Rights Europe (formerly the Refugee Rights Data Project) is a human rights organisation and registered UK charity.
Founded in late 2015, they research and document the lived realities of refugees and displaced people seeking protection in Europe, with a specific focus on human rights violations and inadequate humanitarian conditions.
They use their research findings to call for human rights-centered policy development across Europe, to ensure the rights of refugees and displaced people are upheld on European soil, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In collaboration, we produced the following reports, based on our work in Calais and Greece:
Still Waiting investigates some key themes emerging from Refugee Rights Europe’s previous report from the Calais camp. In particular, it focuses on the questions of “Why do you want to go to the UK?” and “What information is most important to you?”
Conducted in July and August 2016, researchers surveyed 589 camp residents – approximately 6.5% of total inhabitants at the time.
Following widespread reports of the deteriorating situation for refugees in the Greek island of Chios, Refugee Rights Europe sent a field delegation to the island to investigate the human rights issues and humanitarian standards experienced there. The research found that the continued arrival of refugees from conflict-ridden countries has led to chronic overcrowding while charities, NGOs and UN bodies are struggling to provide some of the most basic services required.
The data presented in ‘An Island at Breaking Point’ was collected on Chios, Greece from 11 to 18 May 2017. Our team of researchers conducted 300 semi-structured interviews in Arabic, Dari, English, Kurdish, and Pashto, to capture the lived experiences of individuals – primarily those over the age of 18.