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 …

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 …