With an increase in the number of humanitarian crises, the world refugee population is on the rise. According to the UNHCR there are currently 68.5 million people around the world that have been forced out of their homes – 25.4 million of which are refugees...

This month at MOAS we are focusing on the voices and stories of Rohingya people, asking them about their experiences and how they think this ongoing crisis can be resolved. Today, we hear from Abul*, a Rohingya refugee who was born and grew up in...

Hello and welcome to MOAS…  What is humanitarianism? It’s about providing an immediate short-term response to the needs of vulnerable people, easing their suffering during a crisis, natural or man-made.  It takes the form of delivering food aid, water, shelter and life-saving medical care to tens and...

Conflict and disaster strike rapidly, and whether climate- or violence-driven, emergency humanitarian situations call for immediate action. Due to the destructive and abrupt nature of events, governments are often unable to provide the necessary response, leaving individuals and families dependent on civil society organisations to...

This week marks Malta Pride, in which the LGBTQI+ community celebrate recent strides in LGBTQI+ rights and representation and advocate for greater visibility and acceptance. Here, Regina Catrambone, MOAS Co-Founder and Director, reflects on the link between sexuality and forced migration and the progress the...

Content Warning: Some of the descriptions from the beginning of this podcast/blog may be upsetting for some listeners.  When we think about Opera, we imagine stories of mythical gods or tragic love stories. They’re also about topics that challenge us. This is one of them. AĦNA REFUĠJATI...

Hello and welcome to MOAS… Human Rights.  They allow us find work, live safely, move freely and importantly, to be treated equally. But who defends them when they’re threatened? In this podcast we’re speaking to people working to defend the human rights of refugees and migrants,...

This weekend in Valletta, a new opera depicting the human tragedy at the heart of the European refugee crisis will have its world première. Aħna Refuġjati, by Maltese composer Mario Sammut, tells the story of Eleja, his wife Shari and their three children, who flee their...

August 25th 2018 marked a year since a campaign of violence pushed hundreds of thousands of Rohingya from their homes in Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh. In what is now the fastest-growing refugee crisis in the world, an estimated 706,000 Rohingya Muslims have crossed the border into...