Farewell to our administrator, Sarah

Our administrator Sarah Holmes has now left AMERA International for pastures new. All the trustees and staff wish her well for the future and thank her for all that she has done in the five years she has been with AMERA. Sarah said: “I have had an amazing time with AMERA – starting…

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)...

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 asylum-seeking claims Video...

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...

Tales of refugee ‘warehousing’ as Bangladesh relocates Rohingya refugees

Photo credit: Tasmin News Agency 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…

In memory of dead and missing

Campaign for dead and missing migrants at borders EuroMed Rights is campaigning alongside 125 other organisations to denounce the number of people who died, went missing and disappeared at borders while trying to reach Europe.   “In 2021 alone, more than 6,000 men, women and children died trying to cross the Mediterranean, but...