The History of MigHelp. In 2001 James Peter, a refugee from a West African country, was at the refugee camp in Debrecen when there was a near riot stemming from a conflict between Muslims and Christians. Police were called in to help, Refugees were relocated. It occurred to Mr. Peter that it would be worthwhile for refugees to learn conflict resolution skills. Pursuing this idea, in 2007 he made the acquaintance of an experienced Non-Violence Communication trainer who offered her services pro bono to the refugees. At this point there was no dream of any entity that was going to be called MigHelp. A series of training was held, some in Budapest, some at the Bicske refugee camp. The response was enthusiastic, but it was clear that the participants had other pressing needs — for job training skills, lack of language skills, lack of a proper integration strategy as well as information to help them assimilate into Hungary, their new home. A group of migrants led by Mr Peter, began to figure out a way to address some of the most important needs of the refugees, it finally became clear to Peter and his team that without the creation of Read More ...
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Migrants’ Help Association of Hungary (Mighelp) is an NGO established by refugees and their supporters in Budapest, Hungary, that works to empower refugees and migrants and to facilitate their integration into Hungarian society.
We work both with people who have been granted permanent status in Hungary, and with those who are still in the process of gaining their status.
Mighelp aims to help migrants help themselves, in identifying their real needs and their frustrations and working together toward attainable and sustainable solutions.
We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our activities.
Above: Bicske Refugee Camp, Hungary, MigHelp ECDL Computer Training — Graduation Ceremony December 2012. This MigHelp project was supported by the Open Society Foundation.