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£925raised of £7,500 target by 23 supporters

    Weʼve raised £925 to fund the Refugee Legal Support - Athens project to reach more refugees by keeping the project running to April 2018!

    Athens, Central Athens, Greece
    Funded on Wednesday, 20th September 2017

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    We are a group of UK volunteer immigration lawyers who have set up the Refugee Legal Support - Athens (RLS-Athens) project.

    Started in April 2017 in response to the refugee crisis, UK-based immigration lawyers travel to Athens to provide pro bono specialist legal support to refugees and Greek lawyers. Following a successful four-month pilot, we have extended the project for a further five-months and are actively seeking follow-on funding to keep the clinic in operation through 2018.

    Embedded within the Khora Community Centre, we work alongside Greek legal support volunteers to provide free legal advice to refugees: to prepare refugees for asylum interviews ; to reunite refugees with family members living in other European countries ; and to challenge island restrictions.

    How it works:

    A. Experienced immigration lawyers travel to Athens to volunteer for a two-week period;

    B. Athens-based legal support volunteers pre-screen refugees, taking down details of their case and booking them a legal advice appointment;

    C. Volunteer lawyers meet with refugees at Khora Community Centre, or at refugee camps,

    D. Where necessary, refugees are sign-posted to other bodies including to the Greek Asylum Office, embassies or for medical assessment .

    Since April, thanks to all your donations so far, we have been able to send out volunteer lawyers each week to Athens, where they have been working closely with adult and child refugees on their asylum claims and applications for reunification with family members elsewhere in Europe. So far, over 400 refugees have received free legal advice.

    We would not have been able to do this without your support. We have raised £12,500 and now need to raise another £7,500 to continue to pay for local interpreters and volunteers' expenses in Athens.

    We are also working to set up a long term project to help those so desperately in need. Thank you again for all your support!

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    • Julia LOWIS3 months ago
      Julia LOWIS

      Julia LOWIS

      3 months ago

      Dear supporters, RLS Athens has continued its work in the year since you generously donated. We have recently appointed a Greek lawyer to our team to coordinate clinic casework, and are now operating alongside Greek lawyers at the Athens Solidarity Centre. In March 2018 RLS-Athens won the pro bono award at the Lexis Nexis Legal Awards. If you would like to stay updated and hear more, then please send us your contact details to rlsunitedkingdom@gmail.com to receive our update.

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    23

    • Jean Coulson

      Jean Coulson

      Sep 20, 2017

      Well done Monica Nollet, have a good run! Jean & family

      £10.00

    • Monika Nollet

      Monika Nollet

      Sep 20, 2017

      Your dedicated work makes a difference.

      £30.00

    • Charlotte Tupper

      Charlotte Tupper

      Sep 15, 2017

      £50.00

    • STEPHEN KNAFLER

      STEPHEN KNAFLER

      Jul 17, 2017

      Keep up the good work!

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 15, 2017

    • Lochlinn Parker

      Lochlinn Parker

      Jun 27, 2017

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 24, 2017

    Great people make things happen

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    Athens, Central Athens, Greece

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