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AMERA International strengthens the provision of legal aid for refugees globally. We do this by supporting refugees in their search for solutions by assisting and encouraging organisations globally to offer high quality free-of-charge legal advice and representation. AMERA International’s current focus is on strengthening knowledge, capacity, and practices among legal aid providers, lawyers, refugee-led and community-based organisations, and NGOs working with refugees.

  • Through its Rights in Exile Programme, AMERA connects individuals, organizations and experts on legal issues relating to asylum determination, durable solutions, family reunification, and other matters relating to the enjoyment of fundamental rights of people who are forcibly displaced.
  • Advancing information sharing, networks, and training among lawyers and paralegals in matters relating to forced migration and law affecting refugees in the Global South.
  • Improving access to asylum processes and outcomes for refugees, through implementing AMERA’s therapeutic legal assistance model: developing structures among organisations to provide legal representation, therapeutic case management, and specialised mental health interventions to support legal processes, including the provision of medico-legal reports.
  • Participating in networks, conducting advocacy, and supporting policy development relating to legal structures for refugees.

For more information on AMERA International’s current programmes and projects, see What We Do.

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Self-Help Kits

If you are a refugee who is applying for asylum through UNHCR, here are Self Help Kits to aid you in the process of writing your statement for your Refugee Status Determination Interview. The kits are available in Arabic , English , French , and Spanish .

Rights in Exile’s digital platform now located on AMERA International’s website

AMERA International’s Rights in Exile (RiE) programme runs a well-respected digital platform. It centralises resources for legal assistance providers and refugees on legal issues relating to asylum determination, durable solutions, and other matters relating to the enjoyment of fundamental rights of people who are forcibly displaced. The RiE Programme/website has now integrated with...

AMERA International welcomes new director

AMERA International is delighted to announce it has appointed Sabine Larribeau as director, with immediate effect. Sabine brings a wealth of experience, skills and talents to AMERA - having worked extensively with, and for, refugees for the past 15 years in Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa. A lawyer...

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Donations – both large and small – will help us continue to support pro bono refugee legal aid projects worldwide and expand our support for other NGOs and law firms representing refugees