Who can you turn to when there is no one else to help you? When you have fled your home because you are afraid for your life? When you don't speak the language? When you have no money? When you are living with the after effects of trauma or torture?
Since 2016, Advocates Abroad has provided legal aid and advocacy to thousands of people fleeing violence and persecution and seeking refuge in Europe. We work with refugees and asylum-seekers from more than 65 countries who speak more than two dozen different languages.
From the start of the organization–a single lawyer working on the northern Greek border–Advocates Abroad has grown to provide ongoing legal aid in three regions of Italy and seven regions of Greece. Field teams operate on an "as needed" basis in Turkey and Switzerland.
Our advocates are legal professionals from around the world who are specifically trained to operate in crisis situations and to provide reliable, timely, and accurate legal aid. Field teams run legal aid clinics in camps, shelters, and community centers, preparing refugees for asylum interviews and assisting in family reunification applications and appeals.
Advocates Abroad runs legal and non-legal information sessions, and report human rights abuses and violations to the national and EU Ombudsman. We work with a dedicated group of psychologists, trauma therapists and other medical professionals to provide psychological evaluations and reports for asylum seekers, medical assistance, crisis intervention assistance, and to provide support to all the Advocates volunteers.
The refugee situation in Greece is only worsening and the need for legal advocacy is growing. Advocates Abroad relies almost entirely on volunteer lawyers from across the globe and our operating costs are covered by donations. Please help those who cannot help themselves by supporting the work of Advocates Abroad.
For more information about the organization, please visit www.advocatesabroad.org.
To volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.