A long path to asylum
Barcelona, Spain – July 2015
According to the UNHCR, there are more than 60 million refugees worldwide, who had to flee their homes because of prosecution, wars and human rights violations. This is the highest figure since the end of World War II.
Once again, the number of people who managed to seek asylum in Spain in 2014 was very low: only 5,947, which just represents 0.95% of the total in 28 countries from the European Union. And among all those asylum seekers, only 384 got the refugee status by the Spanish government.
This photo selection is a part of the project Knots, a web documentary produced in collaboration with the Catalan Commission for Refugee Aid that shows the story of five people, most of them asylum seekers and refugees, who live and survive in Barcelona, which is the second city in Spain with the highest number of asylum requests.
Watch here the teaser ad.
Visit here the project Knots (in Spanish).