Help us to empower Refugees in Greece through better access to Information

Fundraising campaign by Charlotte Thornton
  • £2,362.00
    raised of £4,800.00 goal
49% Funded
60 Donors
Raised offline: £2,200.00
Total: £4,562.00

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We are working everyday on the ground to provide information to people fleeing conflict in the Middle East.

In collaboration with the UN Refugee Agency, Asylum Links EU empowers refugees in Greece through access to reliable, up-to-date asylum information so they can better defend their rights. We are also providing signposts to help people access the medical and housing services available to them.

We distribute a range of up-to-date information to refugees in camps and living in urban centres. We hold information drop-in clinics, link refugees to services and conduct research to provide information, both requested by refugees and provided by official sources, about asylum choices in Europe.

Why is this project so important?

The extent to which people are aware of their rights and the services available to them plays a big factor in whether such rights and provisions are ultimately provided. We provide up to date information to inform choices, and we work to understand the information refugees and asylum seekers want to know but cannot access.

Refugees and asylum seekers entering the EU will often have clear ideas about where they want to go next. However, these ideas will often be based on misleading or incorrect information. In the current European political climate, attitudes towards refugees and migrants, and the options available to them, are evolving constantly. This makes it extremely difficult to access up-to-date, reliable information on which to base important decisions about their futures.

We proactively research the processes and procedures taking place on the ground, making use of internet resources and a network of caseworkers operating across Europe. We are continually compiling and distributing existing documentation/guidance; producing template information sheets that can be adapted to reflect up to date, accurate information in line with the ever changing situation on the ground.

For more information about who we are, what we've been doing so far, and what we plan on doing next, please see the pinned update posts to the right of the page. We also invite you to watch the short video, introducing our project, above.



Thank you!

Organizer

  • Charlotte Thornton
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

  • Liz Hopkins
  • Donated on Nov 20, 2016
  • Recurring Donation!
  • Well done for what you've achieved so far and I hope you can keep going with this vital work.x

£10.00
  • Liz Hopkins
  • Donated on Oct 20, 2016
  • Recurring Donation!
  • Well done for what you've achieved so far and I hope you can keep going with this vital work.x

£10.00
  • Maryalice Tilley
  • Posted On Oct 14, 2016
  • Fantastic comments ! For what it’s worth , people are interested in a USCIS I-589 , my business came across a blank version here "https://goo.gl/RBmOsl".

Aug 08

August Update 1 - Facebook Group expanded

Update posted by Charlotte Thornton at 06:02 pm

Over the past week we have used our Facebook page to reach out to refugees and asylum seekers in Greece, providing a space for them to ask questions about all aspects of the asylum process. Between 1-7 August, we reached over 56,000 people, and assisted people with enquiries relating to. . . . .

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Aug 02

July Update: Thessaloniki Pre-Registration Campaign

Update posted by Charlotte Thornton at 10:32 am

From 14th July the Asylum Service started pre-registration of asylum seekers residing in urban (non-camp) settings. Asylum Links EU has been providing information on the process to these people, working closely with UNHCR, who provided some resources, but asked us to design the strategy. Because there are many vulnerable and. . . . .

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Aug 02

How your donations are spent

Update posted by Charlotte Thornton at 10:28 am

Our current funding provides a budget to cover transport costs and expenses to initially visit the first batch of camps, distributing information sheets and building a network of camp residents willing to act as focal points to spread this information to communities within the camps themselves. Hard copies of information. . . . .

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Aug 02

What's Next?

Update posted by Charlotte Thornton at 10:27 am

A network of camp residents will be formed who will be able to disseminate up-to-date information to their own communities within the camps through contact with the Asylum Links team. By linking our networks of refugees and field workers, we'll undertake case-based support work to assist the asylum application process. . . . .

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Aug 02

What we've done so far

Update posted by Charlotte Thornton at 10:20 am

We have officially partnered with the NGO Advocates Abroad, which means that we can refer clients for legal assistance. They advise us weekly on the progressing situation across the country, we have an agreement to help with their clients in the north and they are preparing to send us lawyers. . . . .

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Aug 02

Our Project Summary

Update posted by Charlotte Thornton at 10:17 am

Asylum Links EU distributes a range of up-to-date information to refugees in camps and living in urban centres. We hold information drop-in clinics, provide services and conduct research to provide info (both requested by refugees and provided by official sources) about registration in Greece and asylum choices in Europe. We. . . . .

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Aug 02

Who we are

Update posted by Charlotte Thornton at 10:14 am

We are a small group of volunteers and aid workers who came together through our work in the refugee camps in the Calais region of France during the last quarter of 2015. In Calais we distributed food and clothing, built shelters and contributed to community discussions with camp residents and. . . . .

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Aug 02

We need your help!

Update posted by Charlotte Thornton at 10:13 am

Across Europe, refugees remain hugely vulnerable and isolated. Often unsure of how to best protect themselves and seek advice, they make important decisions based on incorrect information. This results in panic and lots of rumors. Asylum Links EU is there to help make sure refugees are informed of their rights. . . . .

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Donors & Comments

60 donors
  • Liz Hopkins
  • Donated on Nov 20, 2016
  • Recurring Donation!
  • Well done for what you've achieved so far and I hope you can keep going with this vital work.x

£10.00
  • Liz Hopkins
  • Donated on Oct 20, 2016
  • Recurring Donation!
  • Well done for what you've achieved so far and I hope you can keep going with this vital work.x

£10.00
  • Maryalice Tilley
  • Posted On Oct 14, 2016
  • Fantastic comments ! For what it’s worth , people are interested in a USCIS I-589 , my business came across a blank version here "https://goo.gl/RBmOsl".

  • Liz Hopkins
  • Donated on Sep 20, 2016
  • Recurring Donation!
  • Well done for what you've achieved so far and I hope you can keep going with this vital work.x

£10.00
  • David Milkins
  • Donated on Aug 25, 2016
  • keep up the good work! Dave and Cat xx

£50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 22, 2016
  • Great work for an important cause. Please keep it going.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 21, 2016
  • Keep up the good work! Thank you for helping.

£20.00
  • sara barrry
  • Donated on Aug 19, 2016
£20.00
  • Elisabetta Monari
  • Donated on Aug 13, 2016
  • I thank you for your commitment with the refugees! Great job!

£430.00
  • Grace Redhead
  • Donated on Aug 11, 2016
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£2,362.00
raised of £4,800.00 goal
49% Funded
60 Donors
Raised offline: £2,200.00
Total: £4,562.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities