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As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.
Center for Human Rights and Immigration Clinic – La Universidad de Diego Portales
Decano Facultad de Derecho, Universidad Diego Portales, República 105 Santiago, Chile
Tel: (562) 67 62 601
Fax: (562) 67 62 602
Contact Person: Juan Vargas
The Center for Human Rights conducts research on human rights and social justice and hosts the Public Interest Law Clinic. The Center seeks to promote the respect and protection of human rights in the country and all over the region. It monitors public policies, promoting their transparency and efficiency in the protection of individual and social rights. Key areas of their work are: gender and human rights; social inclusion; prisoners’ rights and the relation between constitutional law and international human rights law. Amongst others the center produces its Annual Report on Human Rights.
Within the University of Diego Portales, the Faculty of Law hosts an Immigration Clinic in Santiago. The clinic offers legal orientation and representation to migrants and refugees in immigration and refugee cases. It also offers orientation in regards to the Chilean legal system and the public and privates entities that offer legal representation in labor affairs before the Inspección del Trabajo. It also carries out advocacy strategies domestically and at the international level.
Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes (Jesuit Service for Migrants and Refugees)
Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes (Jesuit Service for Migrants and Refugees), the work of the Jesuits in Chile, is a nongovernmental non-profit organisation working with migrants and refugees in Arica, Antofagasta and Santiago. Please see bellow for regional services and contact details.
Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes – Arica
Address: José Miguel Carrera 1515, Oficina 6
Telephone: (56+58) 2474583
Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes in Arica (Jesuit Service for Migrants and Refugees) provides services and assistance to migrants. Among those, it provides legal guidance in migratory regularisation (Visas), referrals to emergency social aid as well as offering financing and training on how to start a small business. It also offers a range of free workshops which migrants and the local population can attend, ranging from labour integration to improving multi-cultural awareness. Arica Global City also offers legal assistance to migrants.
Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes – Antofagasta
Address: 14 de Febrero 2589
Telephone: +56 55 2229580
Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes – Santiago
Address: Padre Alonso de Ovalle 1362
Telephone: (56+2) 28387560
Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes in Santiago (Jesuit Service for Migrants and Refugees) offers extensive individual and family assistance to migrants in vulnerable situations, including refugees, all free of charge. The support includes visa application guidance, referrals to emergency social aid, legal aid and assistance, psychological services and employment and career guidance workshops.