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About David Charles

David is cycling 5,000 km across Europe, following the routes of migration back towards Syria. Along the journey, he is documenting the effects of migration on refugees and residents alike. Follow David's journey through his mailing list.

Articles by David Charles

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

On the walls of Zollamtsstrasse refugee camp

The refugees who once lived in this Austrian shelter left plenty of traces, their voices echoing off the walls through dozens of messages and murals depicting hope, strength, love, and language class.

From containers to computers: the challenges of refugee integration in Germany

“The future of Europe depends on a fair situation for all weak people”.

'They want me to fly like a bird': travels in the Belgian asylum system

Syrian refugees are in the news, but Europe is full of other refugees. They languish in centres while they wait for decisions, then trying again after they are almost certainly refused.

Pancakes for peace! The school bus project in Calais

Sharing food and mutually teaching each other can help bring people together. In the Jungle camp of Calais, one woman from Brighton has started a new project to demonstrate this truth.

Tunisia: martyrs' day violence, why and what's next?

How much support is there 'on the street' for the protesters?

Tunisia: police attack peaceful martyrs' march

A peaceful protest in Tunis turned violent as police attacked marchers. David Charles, a Briton, who was visiting Tunisia's capital witnessed the chaotic scene as the small group of non-violent protesters were set upon with gas canisters and batons.

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