The war in Yemen is not one of those conflicts that we hear about on the news every week. However, this country is experiencing what some call the worst humanitarian crisis happening in the world right now. Our OCC interns Serin and Dionne had a conversation with Akram, one of our long-term ESC volunteers, who is from Yemen.
We hear about the refugee crisis every week, many times, but we associate it with places that are thousands of kilometres away from us. However, what if an actual refugee crisis existed in the heart of Europe, many years before the current situation in Ukraine?
Mobility restrictions among the refugee population in Greece are more severe than they appear. Not only do they violate freedom of movement, but can also lead to worrying consequences for the health of migrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers. At OCC, we are fighting to reverse this situation.
You can already reserve your free entry ticket for the 2022 edition of the MigraCode Gran Fondo cycling fundraiser, which will take place on Saturday 18th of June.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, both MigraCode and CodeWomen are increasingly growing and little by little turning into something important. Proof of that is the successes of our students, some of whom have started from scratch in the tech sector. In this blog post, we want to share with you one of these inspiring stories: Shaminderjeet.
In this blog post, Open Cultural Center (OCC) gives you some ideas to help the migrant and refugee communities through different initiatives for Christmas. Read and don’t hesitate to leave your suggestions in the comments!
On October 13, many residents of the Nea Kavala refugee camp gathered at its entrance, holding banners and shouting angrily. The reason for such a scene like this was to protest against the implementation of a new protocol that prevents them from accessing food.
As information is power, here are our recommendations for those who want to know more about migration and refugee movements.
The Language Lab held its first Language Exchange since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic. Read all the details about how it went and what we did in this blog post!
On August 15th, the Taliban entered Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan. After weeks of successfully gaining control over most of the country, they were finally able to take power when President Ashraf Ghani announced his resignation and left the country.