After fleeing her home, Amal Nasr found asylum in Switzerland. The women's rights activist and PhD student has opened a school with her husband that provides free lessons to Syrian children, with dreams of being reunited with her own daughter who remains in Syria.
A new report by the European Asylum Support Office reveals that applications for asylum in the EU have almost halved. This is the second year in a row that the number of asylum seekers in the EU have fallen, but the inflow remains higher than the pre-crisis levels of 2014.
A few weeks ago, we were in Utrecht in the Netherlands, to work on a report on Plan Einstein, an integration programme for refugees and asylum seekers. We met a young Syrian Refugee who benefits from the programme. Her name is Dima Kadri, this is our video conference conversation.