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Representing refugees with mental health needs – resources for lawyers now available

Developed as part of AMERA’s Therapeutic Legal Assistance Model, AMERA has released a resource summarising key references and background information for lawyers representing refugees with mental health needs. Access the resource here: Mental Health Reports in Legal Processes for Refugees – References and Background Information. Contact tlam@amerainternationnal.org if you are interested in learning more about …

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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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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. General information for refugee claims Video on how to …

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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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