Category Archives for Belgium

Need for more legal support & psychological services for the adequate protection of young migrants in Brussels

Need for more legal support & psychological services for the adequate protection of young migrants in Brussels

As the year comes to a close we reflect on our what we’ve learned from our work in the centres for the accommodation of unaccompanied young migrants. Just in the last 3 months we have…
Giving Hope 4 Ways on Giving Tuesday

Giving Hope 4 Ways on Giving Tuesday

Looking for ways to give back during this holiday season?! On #GivingTuesday, consider helping us #GiveHope to refugees in Lebanon and Belgium. Not sure of the best way to help? Try one of these great…
REPORT: Young Refugees  living in reception & accommodation centres in Brussels

REPORT: Young Refugees living in reception & accommodation centres in Brussels

Following five years of supporting young refugees living in Brussels through psychosocial support activities, engagement with the local community and providing exposure to skills and future opportunities, this report presents the critical observations of the…
From minors who receive support to young ‘autonomous’ ‘adults’

From minors who receive support to young ‘autonomous’ ‘adults’

November 20, 2019 marked the 30th anniversary of the signing of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This convention is at the heart of what we do at SB OverSeas, both in…
Give care show care: New campaign to send 25 tons of clothes to refugee camps at the Turkish border

Give care show care: New campaign to send 25 tons of clothes to refugee camps at the Turkish border

SB Overseas needs your help to reach our goal of collecting 25 tons of donations for Syrian refugees living in camps at the Turkish border Helping people in needAre you ready to clean out your…
Professional training a way to build resilience for refugees and for those working with them

Professional training a way to build resilience for refugees and for those working with them

October marks the beginning of the SB OverSeas’ “SB Espoir” project’s winter cycle of activities with unaccompanied minors and women who are seeking asylum in Belgium. For this cycle, we recruited a new enthusiastic group of…
Guilty until proven minors

Guilty until proven minors

SB OverSeas supports the inclusion of young asylum-seeking people through the Sb Espoir project, but the protection of unaccompanied minors, recognized by the Belgian legislation—is under question. Age assessments is a procedure applied to many…
Towards an adequate protection of young people on the move in Belgium

Towards an adequate protection of young people on the move in Belgium

This week we participated in a conference organized by the UNHCR and the platform for underage children in exile (Plate-forme mineurs en exil ). Scholars, public entities, NGOs and the tutors who guide the young migrants in their asylum process gathered together…
Looking to volunteer? Join SB Espoir & give hope to refugees in your community

Looking to volunteer? Join SB Espoir & give hope to refugees in your community

Looking to volunteer? Join SB Espoir & give hope to refugees in your community SB OverSeas, a nonprofit organization working in Belgium and Lebanon, assisting those escaping conflicts through education and empowerment programs all while…
Our mind in Brussels but our heart in Lebanon

Our mind in Brussels but our heart in Lebanon

Working to bridge two refugee realities I often get asked about how it’s possible for a small organisation like SB OverSeas to operate in both Lebanon and Brussels — What’s the connection? Why Lebanon? Why…