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  • Media Spotlight: Upinion’s report on Syrian refugees in Türkiye featured by Gazet van Antwerpen and Het Nieuwsblad

    Media Spotlight: Upinion’s report on Syrian refugees in Türkiye featured by Gazet van Antwerpen and Het Nieuwsblad

    One year after the earthquake in Türkiye, Upinion and its partner 11.11.11, the Belgian umbrella organisation of International Solidarity, show in a new report that the situation of Syrian refugees in Türkiye is alarming and requires immediate attention by the international community. It is rewarding to see the dialogue around Upinion’s research gaining traction in the…

  • One year after the Turkish-Syrian earthquake: living amidst devastation and discrimination

    One year after the Turkish-Syrian earthquake: living amidst devastation and discrimination

    On February 6 2023, the southern regions of Türkiye and adjacent areas in northwestern Syria were struck by two earthquakes measuring 7.8 and 7.6 magnitudes. In Türkiye alone, over 50,000 people lost their lives, and more than 100,000 buildings and homes were reduced to rubble, displacing numerous families. Sleeping at home was not an option…

  • One Year After the Earthquakes: the Situation of Syrian Refugees in Türkiye

    One Year After the Earthquakes: the Situation of Syrian Refugees in Türkiye

    This policy brief by 11.11.11 and Upinion presents the results of two online conversations conducted with Syrian refugees in Türkiye, in October 2023 and January 2024. It aims to highlights key concerns and needs that Syrians in Türkiye are dealing with, one year after the devastating earthquakes that struck Southern Türkiye and Northern Syria on…

  • Highlight in CHS Alliance’s Newsletter: Cordaid and Upinion’s collaborative work in Yemen

    Highlight in CHS Alliance’s Newsletter: Cordaid and Upinion’s collaborative work in Yemen

    📣 We are excited to highlight our collaboration with Cordaid in the latest CHS Alliance Newsletter! Through Upinion‘s digital engagement platform, we have empowered Yemeni communities to co-design their mental health application from the very beginning of development. By placing individuals’ needs and preferences at the core of the design process, we foster meaningful participation, communication, and subsequently enhance accessibility…

  • Celebrating a milestone in the co-creation of a Mental Health Application for Yemen!

    Celebrating a milestone in the co-creation of a Mental Health Application for Yemen!

    We are thrilled to announce the successful completion of the pilot phase for our Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Web App! Over the past few months, our dedicated team at Upinion, in collaboration with Cordaid, Dutch Relief Alliance, and Family Counseling & Development Foundation, has been working tirelessly to turn this vision into reality.…

  • Global Refugee Forum 2023: Meaningful participation of refugees?

    Global Refugee Forum 2023: Meaningful participation of refugees?

    Susan Fratzke and Hannes Einsporn‘s article underscores the significance of refugee participation in policy decisions, especially during the 2023 Global Refugee Forum (GRF):  “The lack of participation of refugees and their organisations in how policies are made and programs are designed and delivered is an important barrier to more effective, efficient, and legitimate solutions”. At Upinion, we’re committed…

  • CID Conference Wellington 2023

    CID Conference Wellington 2023

    🌟 Feeling inspired after Upinion’s first Council for International Development (CID) Conference experience in Wellington 🌟 The discussions on innovation, sustainability, and inclusivity were particularly thought-provoking. It’s clear that these are not just buzzwords but cornerstones of real, meaningful progress. As Upinion, we are dedicated to playing our part in these vital areas. Read more in CID’s…

  • The situation of Afghan refugees: 2 years after the take over of the Taliban

    The situation of Afghan refugees: 2 years after the take over of the Taliban

    In March 2022, a telling insight from an Afghan male in Türkiye was shared in Upinion’s conversation: ‘I have been in Turkey for two months. The Turkish police were waiting at the border. They sent us to Iran twice. They took us from the city by beating and torturing us.’ This quote reflects the grim…

  • Engaging with Communities Affected by Crisis: 10 Do’s and Don’ts Based on Upinion’s Experiences

    Engaging with Communities Affected by Crisis: 10 Do’s and Don’ts Based on Upinion’s Experiences

    📢 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐭! Check out our latest blog post on engaging with crisis-affected communities, drawing on insights from Upinion’s extensive experience. Learn 10 𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐃𝐨’𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭, including fostering trust, upholding privacy, and clear communication.

  • Engaging with Communities Affected by Crisis: 10 Do’s and Don’ts Based on Upinion’s Experiences

    During times of crises, communities affected by challenges require support and engagement to facilitate their recovery. Meaningful engagement with these communities is crucial for understanding their needs, building trust, and delivering effective assistance. We at Upinion, a social enterprise that has developed a digital engagement platform, have amassed valuable experience in this field. In this blog…