“Whatever the country, I can make a life there”

Meet Sedighe Abbasi – a refugee woman and program facilitator for The Azadi Project’s support group sessions held in Lesvos. Written by Jenny Barruol, interview by Annachiara Ruzzetta June 12, 2021 LESVOS, GREECE: I met Sedighe Abbasi for the first time during an Azadi group session inMytilini. It was my first day working for The…

Masomeh – mother, sister, daughter, and a life-long refugee.

Masomeh’s story; told by Masomeh Etemadi, written by Ella Lambert. Masomeh’s baby spent his first year in a tent in the Moria refugee camp where, on the coldest nights, their generator cuts out as too many people plug into the limited supply of electricity. “When the winds get up, it doesn’t matter how many blankets…

Renowned Journalist and Refugee Rights Advocate Arwa Damon on the Importance of Refugee Mental Health

By: Ayushka Anjiv The Azadi Project’s Priyali Sur interviewed Arwa Damon, CNN’s Senior International Correspondent and humanitarian to discuss the importance of mental health support to displaced populations and in particular refugee women and children. Arwa is also the founder of International Network of Aid, Relief and Assistance (INARA) which focuses on providing medical assistance…

MORIA’S UNACCOMPANIED MINORS WEILD THE POWER OF A PENCIL

By Alison Waldman November 2020 “I think I’ll need to change my name if I ever get to the US. It may frighten people,” was the first thing fourteen-year-old Jihad said to me. As an unaccompanied minor, his name was his only remaining connection to his parents and former life in Syria, both of which…

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