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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.…

  • Status of communication and information in Gaza

    Status of communication and information in Gaza

    In the midst of a frightful humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, the dire need for immediate assistance cannot be overstated. The region is reeling from a scarcity of essentials, with over 1.1 million people in motion, their lives hanging in the balance. Water, food, fuel, and even basic medical supplies are alarmingly scarce. Yet,…

  • 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…

  • A successful Triple Nexus approach: perceptions from individuals in Lebanon

    A successful Triple Nexus approach: perceptions from individuals in Lebanon

    ‘Triple Nexus’ has found its place as yet another captivating buzzword within the international aid community, governments, and academia. But what does it really mean on the ground? Upinion and partner ALEF act for human rights went straight to the source and engaged in conversations with nearly 500 individuals in Lebanon. Their voices shed light on 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭…

  • Political Goals over Moral Obligations: Europe’s Troubled Response in the Mediterranean

    Political Goals over Moral Obligations: Europe’s Troubled Response in the Mediterranean

    🔎 New Blog Alert! ❕ So far this year, the Libyan Coast Guard has intercepted over 5,750 people, often subjecting them to torture, extortion, and sexual abuse in detention centers, as well as more than 1000 people lost their lives or went missing in the Mediterranean sea. Europe’s focus on restrictive measures raises concerns about…

  • Political Goals over Moral Obligations: Europe’s Troubled Response in the Mediterranean

    The issue of irregular migration has plagued the Mediterranean region in recent years, with Libya serving as a major transit point for individuals desperately seeking safety, security, and livelihoods. However, despite the harrowing stories, countless deaths, and the deteriorating situation in Libya and other African countries, Europe’s response has been primarily focused on curbing migration…