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AMERA and StARS partner to deliver mental health in legal processes training 

AMERA International has launched a new training programme in conjunction with St. Andrew’s Refugee Services (StARS) to develop training curriculum and resources for legal advisors and mental health practitioners. The aim is to strengthen the use of mental health assessments and reports to facilitate quality legal representation and fair refugee status determination (RSD) and other …

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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’s …

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Tales of refugee ‘warehousing’ as Bangladesh relocates Rohingya refugees

One year on since Bangladesh began relocating thousands of Rohingya refugees from Cox’s Bazar camp to Bhasan Char – a remote island, formed from Himalayan silt in 2006, and prone to cyclones, in the Bay of Bengal – it is time to take stock. So says Themba Lewis, AMERA International trustee and regional manager in Asia …

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