China Pro Bono Directory

Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by China.

For China country of information (COI) experts, reports, commentaries and relevant documents, please click here.

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.

We have not yet identified any NGO or law firm that is offering refugees legal assistance in China; in fact, we understand that the government does not allow refugee-assisting NGOs to operate. We would welcome suggestions of individuals or organizations to whom refugees may resort.

Refugees in China must contact UNHCR’s offices in Beijing.

UNHCR Beijing

1-2-1, Ta Yuan Diplomatic Office Building, 14 Liangmahe Nan Lu, Beijing, China 100600
Tel: +86 10 65 32 68 06
Fax: +86 10 65 32 16 47
Working Hours: Monday to Friday 08:30-12:30 and 13:30-17:30
Time Zone: GMT + 8:00

Mr Andrew Lillis

Tel: +86 15 01 01 77 85 55

Andew Lills is a lawyer practicing in Beijing. He has experience representing refugees with UNHCR. He is prepared to be contacted regarding pro bono asylum cases and may be able to assist with Country of Origin Information.