Promoting Human Rights of Refugees in Europe

by Refugee Rights Data Project

Summary

Europe is facing a major humanitarian crisis. In 2015, more than one million refugees and displaced people travelled to its shores - most fleeing conflict, poverty or persecution. Aid agencies and independent volunteers have stepped in to provide crucial short-term care for these vulnerable groups of people. But the absence of political action means that a long-term resolution to the problem seems a distant possibility. We aim to change that.
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Challenge

Europe is facing a major humanitarian crisis. In 2015, more than one million refugees and displaced people travelled to its shores - most fleeing conflict, poverty or persecution. Many of them end up living in dire conditions without human rights, and are often demonised and discriminated against. A long-term resolution to the problem seems a distant possibility.

Solution

We believe that one reason for the current situation is a severe lack of data. We therefore conduct field research to fill data and information gaps relating to refugees and displaced people in Europe. We focus specifically on human rights infringements and unmet humanitarian standards, as well as the aspirations and skills found among groups of refugees.

Long-Term Impact

On the one hand, we hope that our independent research will provide influencers and policymakers with a powerful tool - enabling them to identify specific problem areas and work towards taking firm policy action that upholds the human rights of refugees and displaced people. We moreover work to bring in a more nuanced image of refugees into public discourse, encouraging increased solidarity and mutual respect.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.refugeerights.org.uk
RRDP's research report
Selection of RRDP's media coverage

Organization Information

Refugee Rights Data Project

Location: London, Greater London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.refugeerights.org.uk
Project Leader:
Marta Welander
London, United Kingdom
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