Saskia Basa

Migration and Peace Coordinator

Saskia (she/they) joined QCEA in August 2021. She leads QCEA’s Migration & Peace Programme, working to bring a peacebuilding approach to the whole migration journey.

She has contributed to a number of community-led initiatives to support displaced persons along migration routes in Turkey, France and Spain, and worked actively on issues such as migration detention, LGBTIQA* equality, and climate justice. She previously worked for the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), the Spanish Red Cross, and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). She is passionate about imagining alternative, non-punitive and regenerative forms of responding to harm or disagreement and nurturing synergies between social justice causes.

Saskia is fluent in Spanish, Catalan and English, and speaks some Arabic, Dutch and French.