Humanitarian necessities are no longer the most pressing concerns for many migrants and refugees who arrived to Europe across the Mediterranean. What they need most is legal counsel, information, advice, and know-how to navigate a slow and complex asylum system.

About the author

  • Virginia Vigliar

    Virginia is a freelance journalist and editor based in Barcelona. She has worked in the development sector in Malawi and Kenya and Somalia before returning to Europe, where she gained experience in the United Kingdom, Norway and Spain. She is the managing editor of Words in the Bucket, an online platform discussing human rights, gender, development and environment issues.