Awarded RaoulWallenbergPrize

The Raoul Wallenberg Prize: She Saved Hundreds During the Syrian War

The laureate of the Council of Europe’s 2020 Raoul Wallenberg Prize was announced this morning. Dr Amani Ballour, paediatrician and today a refugee in Turkey, ran an underground children’s hospital of Eastern Ghouta, Syria, between 2012 and 2018. Dr. Ballour has been awarded the prize “for her personal courage, bravery and commitment in saving hundreds…

inclusion academy

“I Have Brown Skin, But I Have a Good, Nice Smile”

Fawaz T. Alzatto is from Syria and has been living in Denmark for two years. He recently completed his participation in the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s Inclusion Academy. In partnership with the Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE), the academy aimed to help community-based organizations increase political participation of refugees and marginalized groups in Norway, Finland,…

Syria human rights

Gathering Ideas to Improve the Lives of Syrian Youth

Millions of Syrian have been affected by the war since 2011. Among other pressing humanitarian priorities, Syrian youth in particular are in danger of becoming a ‘lost generation’ due in part to the lack of available and affordable avenues for higher education within Syria and in host neighbouring countries. Photo caption: Dr. Lina Al-Shabeeb, law professor,…