The Italian government is silently but systematically reducing benefits to refugees and migrants. Cara Mineo camp outside Catania is set to close by the end of 2019. Thomas Soares reports.
Life is rough inside Moria Camp on Lesvos Island. But Jose Francisco Govea speaks with a young man who is making the best of it.
Cindy Cuellar’s photos show the spirt of volunteers and refugees on Lesvos island.
Migrants who wish to obtain refugee status in Europe face a long road ahead. But there is legal help. Thomas Soares reports, while studying abroad in Greece with San Jose State University.
San Jose State journalism student Gabriel Mungaray travels four hours north of Athens to a school helping refugee children. Happy Caravan is looking for volunteers and donations in order to support its mission.
Italians in the area of Catania,, Sicily have divergent views of the refugee crisis. Global Studies major Nicole Alibillar spoke with students at a religious leader while on a study-abroad program with San Jose State University in the summer of 2019.
Refugees and migrants in Italy are viewed in many different ways. Chelsea Nguyen-Fleige examines their plight, interviewing refugees, students, professors and a police officer speaking as a private citizen in Sicily. Chelsea, a journalism major, filed this field report while participating in a faculty-led program with San Jose State University.
Global studies major Sarah Chang explains the basics of the refugee crisis in this first episode in a series of podcasts.
As the refugee crisis continues, so do relief efforts. Happy Caravan schools are an example of volunteer spirit.
It’s difficult enough to be a refugee, but female migrants are faced with an additional set of challenges.
Journalism student Jaileane Aguilar speaks with migrants in Greece, and draws comparisons with the crisis in the US.
San Jose State journalism student Sofia Wright takes a look at Centro Adtalli, a Jesuit-run aid center for migrants in Catania, Sicily.
In this photo essay, Melody Del Rio introduces us to some Sicilian refugees.
A look at the Happy Caravan site in Thermopylae, four hours north of Athens.
Jose Francisco Govea speaks with migrants and officials on two European islands: Sicily and Lesvos.
Cindy Cuellar’s photo essay from Sicily depicts a show of unity in a Ramadan celebration, while divergent viewpoints exist over the influx of refugees.
Kayla Marshall is a graduate social work student who participated in the program. In this conversation with Thomas Soares, she describes her impressions. You can read the two research papers Kayla wrote while on the program by scrolling down on our website.
The U.S. and Italy’s administrations have fostered environments that are not welcoming towards migrants, and this hostility has at times has not distinguished between an asylum seeker or any person of color.
While we have met many phenomenal service providers working with amazing organizations, we also know that there is a desperate need for more services for asylum seekers and better accessibility to exiting programs.
Journalism major Chris Core visits Pikpa, a refugee camp on Lesvos island in Greece. Pikpa, run by Lesvos Solidarity, is for the most fragile of migrants. In his first-ever video package, Chris compares Pikpa with the more well-known Moria refugee camp.
Refugees, like anyone else, want to live without violence or fear, they want to be able to provide for their family and they want to have basic human rights. Though their destination might not be America, there is a sense that they strive for the American dream.
Global studies major Sarah Chang examines the perception vs. reality of the refugee crisis, by assessing various viewpoints.