A major humanitarian crisis and child protection failure are unfolding across Europe. In 2015, more than one million refugees and displaced people arrived in Europe - most fleeing conflict, persecution or poverty. While aid agencies and grassroots groups have stepped in to provide crucial short-term aid, the absence of human rights centred political action means that a long-term resolution to the situation seems a distant possibility. We aim to change that.
A severe human crisis and child protection failure are unfolding in Europe. Refugees and displaced people arriving to seek sanctuary here are experiencing wide-ranging human rights violations and inhumane living conditions. We are convinced that this human suffering is unnecessary and avoidable, and we're determined to play our part in addressing the situation.
Our model is unique. We don't just campaign on behalf of refugees and displaced people - we go out to refugee camps and communities with independent researchers to document exactly what is going on. We then take our reports to policymakers, governments, members of Parliament and international media, and ask that the basic human rights of refugees and displaced people are upheld on European soil.
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.