Nader G. Attar is the Executive Director of the Center for Refugee Solidarity. Before joining the Center, he co-founded and was the spokesperson for the Refugees Solidarity Movement, a movement that consolidated and coordinated the efforts of activists concerned with the rights of refugees in Egypt. Nader has been devoted to freedom of speech and human rights activism since 2008 when he started blogging on highly contested issues on his personal blog and working closely with several organizations monitoring torture cases in police stations in Egypt. He is also a photographer and film-maker.
Mina Makar is a graphic designer and artist. He studied at the School of Fine Arts and participated in various exhibitions with his art. Mina headed a group of young Egyptians attempting to improve the city of Alexandria through art and charity following the Egyptian revolution.
Hannah is the Outreach Volunteer at the Center for Refugee Solidarity. She holds a BA of Liberal Arts in Social Sciences from the University College Maastricht in the Netherlands and a MA in Migration and Refugee Studies from the American University in Cairo. In the past, she was involved in research on refugees’ and undocumented migrants’ rights and livelihoods in Botswana and Egypt and also provided legal and psychosocial assistance to asylum seekers and refugees in Israel and Cairo. Hannah is currently based in Kenya, working for the Resettlement Support Centre Africa (RSC Africa).
Mohsen Tahmasbi is the Administration Intern at the Center for Refugee Solidarity. He is a Masters student in Applied Cultural Analysis at Lund University. Mohsen has been involved in several activities aiming to support and empower young refugees in Lund. Furthermore, he is also a board member of Tamam, an NGO working on promoting friendship without borders in Sweden and around the world.
Richard Last is a research at the Center for Refugee Solidarity. Previous to joining the Center he worked in Lebanon as Education Coordinator for an organisation working directly with Syrian refugee populations, and has fulfilled similar roles in Tanzania and Uganda. Holding a degree in History and Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter, he is currently enrolled in postgraduate studies at Lund University, where he studies International Development and Management.
Alia Al Ghussain is a Senior Researcher & Advocate at the Center for Refugee Solidarity. She holds an MA in Human Rights from the University of Sussex. Alia has been involved in MENA-focused NGOs for the past year, previously interning at 7amleh, a Palestinian NGO based in Haifa. Furthermore, she is a freelance writer regularly reporting on issues in the Middle East for publications such as Electronic Intifada and Open Democracy.
Rebecca is a Senior Researcher & Advocate at the Center for Refugee Solidarity. She holds a BA in International Relations and Middle East Studies from the University of Exeter. Over the last year she has been working for the Alternative Information Center in the West Bank, as a researcher and reporter on issues around forcible displacement and human rights.