RefuFilms: Faraway Land

A few months ago, Madrid For Refugees hosted a Refufilms event, screening ‘Faraway Land’, a documentary directed by Josepmaria Anglès and Daniel Azpe, and shot in Athens in May 2017. Following the film screening, our very own events coordinator Juanfran convened a discussion between Angles, two refugee workers from Madrid; Jorge Villegas González and Esther Pérez Franco, and the audience, in order to reflect on the film’s content and explore some of the issues in …

Looking back at the first year of Madrid For Refugees

By Christina Samson, President of Madrid For Refugees En español aquí It’s been a year since the big launch meeting for Madrid For Refugees (MFR). Over 80 people filled up a hall in Sol, eager with enthusiasm and big hearts. We’ve come a long way from that moment until now. From an idea that started when I met a remarkable Syrian refugee woman at a meeting, who opened my eyes to the local and global dimensions …

A Syrian Refugee, owner of revered eatery Al-Aga, tells his story

By Daniel Catalan, with contributions from Nanor Demirjian, Bana Shehadeh and Fares Ak Al-Aga, a hole-in-the-wall eatery of traditional cuisine and vendor of products used in Syrian kitchens, is owned by a 54-year old refugee. He requested to be called by his nickname, Abu-Issam, or simply as ‘a man from Syria’. As a man from Syria, he wants to represent his countrymen in a positive way in order to contradict the stereotypical ‘portrayal of Syrians …

¡Donar ahora! MFR colabora con Lighthouse Relief & Dirty Girls of Lesvos Island

Read this in English “Nos alzamos elevando a los demás”. R. Ingersoll Durante los meses de junio y julio, Madrid For Refugees colabora con Lighthouse Relief para la construcción de un campo de Fútbol en campo de refugiados de Ritsona (Grecia) y con las Dirty Girls of Lesvos Island para proporcionar mantas limpias para más de 300 niños, mujeres y hombres en Grecia. Necesitamos urgentemente tu apoyo para recaudar fondos para estas causas, ¡toda ayuda …

Donate now! MFR teams up with Lighthouse Relief & Dirty Girls of Lesvos Island

Read this in Spanish ‘We rise by lifting others’ – R. Ingersoll The daily struggles of people living in refugee camps in Greece is beyond the imagination of most people. Here, the NGO Team at Madrid For Refugees tells you how you can play your part to help. Dignity, respect, comfort. Three things that are so often no longer available to people who find themselves living in refugee camps. Formed as part of the international …