The current policy in Europe of closing its borders is degrading the wellbeing of thousands of migrants, provoking a largely unreported humanitarian crisis in North African countries where they are stranded. Already challenged by the obstacles they encounter in their long journeys, these individuals from sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East find themselves in extremely precarious situations in countries on the southern border of Europe.
Working in collaboration with local organizations, we will provide opportunities for people to remain in their communities, and reliable information on the challenges of migrating and integrating elsewhere for those tempted to move. We will also connect migrants with available relief services - including food-banks, job-training programs, legal support and medical care - to ensure that the human rights and personal dignity of those already on their migratory journey are respected
The Global Migrants Project seeks a new vision of migrants and a deeper understanding of their reasons for leaving countries of origin, whether economic, environmental or political. We work throughout the migratory cycle - departure, journey and arrival - to ensure people migrate out of choice rather than necessity, travel in humane conditions, and successfully integrate in host societies. We believe migration can create vibrant intercultural spaces that lead to greater prosperity for all.