TEAM RPM LEGT VIRTUEEL DE WEG AF VAN IDLIB NAAR MAASTRICHT

[This is an article by Nacht van de Vluchteling. To get to the original piece, click here]   16-06-2020 | 09:00 “Refugees are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, with the same hopes and ambitions as us—except that a twist of fate has bound their lives to a global refugee crisis on an unprecedented scale.” — Khaled Hosseini Het Refugee Project Maastricht (RPM) werd begin 2015 gestart door UM-studente Aurelia…

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‘A highly individual journey’: Ramadan under lockdown

Praying and breaking the fast together are important elements of Ramadan. How do muslims experience Ramadan in times of lockdown? For the Belgian newswebsite MO*, writer and RPM volunteer Wim Peumans interviewed Onur, who migrated from Turkey to Belgium. For Onur the experience of Ramadan has become highly individualized, especially during the current  anti-virus measures. Artist Mounir Eddib (@geniuschild) drew a portrait to accompany Onur's story.   'My earliest…

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‘Until further notice’: life under lockdown in a German asylum centre

Since the 2016 military coup attempt the number of applicants from Turkey in the EU have five-folded to a record high. But what is life like for these refugees, especially in the troubling times of the corona crisis? Writer and RPM volunteer Wim Peumans published an article on their experiences in the Belgian newswebsite MO*. Salim (a pseudonym), a young Turkish man who is staying in an asylum centre…

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