Right to Refuge:

a SolidariTee podcast

The Right to Refuge podcast tries to answer all the questions you've always been to scared to ask, while also spotlighting some of the incredible organisations making an impact. From legal aid to the power of language, we hope to break down one of the most pressing issues of our time and ensure that accurate, up-to-date information is accessible to everyone.
We have collated further reading resources related to each episode's topic so if something sparked your interest, you can discover more.
Presented by the SolidariTee team and featuring voices of the NGOs we support - listen on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you find your podcasts!

Further reading

In this episode, Flic is joined by Dr. Siyana Mahroof-Shaffi, founder and chair of the trustees of Kitrinos Healthcare, to discuss the provision of healthcare for refugees as well as the impact Covid-19 has had on it. 

Kitrinos Healthcare is a volunteer-run, grassroots NGO providing direct medical aid and psycho-social support to refugees and vulnerable migrants in Greece.

 

They have been providing medical care to residents in Moria camp on the island of Lesvos for four years and have been working to expand their operations to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. In response to the global pandemic, SolidariTee offered them an emergency grant to support their efforts.

Further reading

In this episode, we speak to Dr Cathy Elliot from the UCL School of Political Science about the 'politics of pity', and explore the concepts of saviourism, compassion fatigue, and storytelling as a means to effect change.

The ways in which we, as those who are frequently the providers, as opposed to the beneficiaries of financial and other forms of aid, view and relate to those we seek to help is a notoriously complex issue.

When people are only motivated to help others to dispel their own feelings of discomfort, upholding respect and dignity, and providing empowering aid becomes difficult.