Fundraiser: Refugee Mental Health

AZADI’S FUNDRAISER TO PROVIDE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT TO REFUGEES On Mental Health Day, Azadi is making sure that mental health support for refugee and asylum seekers is visible through an expert-led webinar and a special fundraiser. Azadi is working with partners on the ground to try and provide mental health and psychosocial support to refugee […]

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 […]

“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 […]


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 […]