Exerting Influence – Fall 2020

Abandoned at The Shores of Europe.

                                               Aid agencies  have longed warned of dire conditions at Moria, Europe’s largest migrant camp where more than 12,500 people live in around a facility built to house just over 2,750. The camp is housing those fleeing violence and poverty in the middle East, Africa, and Afghanistan. It has become a symbol of what critics … Read more

No future no Hope

Asylum is granted to people fleeing persecution or serious harm in their own country and therefore in need of international protection. Asylum is therefore a fundamental right, granting it is an international obligation. (EU Commission. Migration, and home affairs)

The end

Picture from Pixabay Thank you for everyone who has read our blog about informal care! Special thanks to the amazing working life representatives who helped us to understand the life of a caregiver and their children. We have learned a lot while writing this blog and hope that the readers have also received a lot of information about informal care families and the obstacles they face in their … Read more

Alienated – Introduction

Behind the blog are three 2nd year Social Services students. We are using this platform to blog and raise awareness about seeking an asylum in Finland and to discuss the Finnish asylum policy. Asylum is a legal process that allows anyone who feels their life is in danger in his or her home country to seek refuge in a safer country. … Read more

Informal Care – Child’s perspective

All our blog posts written in Maria’s or Joonatan’s point of view are partly based on the interview we did with our working life representative  “I haven’t been able to go anywhere in soooo long time. My mom says it’s not just because of my illness anymore but also because there is this other disease called corona that has made many people sick. She seems pretty stressed about … Read more

Lives Left Ungrievable

-The concerning rise in drug deaths- In an era where retrieving drugs can be more or less, as simple as an order from the internet, a delivery to your doorstep like pizza, getting your hands on drugs is easier than ever. Considering even this revelation alone, the boost in drug-related deaths might not come as … Read more