Germany Pro Bono Directory

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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.

For Afghans Seeking Assistance

Deutsches Bundnis fur Afghanische Fluchtlinge (DBAF)

Launched in May 2022, the collaborative project offers pro bono legal support to Afghan refugees seeking resettlement in Europe following the Taliban insurgency. DBAF is a collaboration between the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and 10 commercial law firms. Volunteer lawyers from across the firms are trained and supervised by expert lawyers at IRC to work on family reunification applications and other legal pathways to Germany for Afghan individuals and families.

Afghans seeking advice should reach out to

Facebook  compiles relevant German case law and useful instruments and tools for people working on asylum in Germany. One of the features is a search engine to find asylum lawyers categorised by Bundesland ( ).  – Welcome to Europe

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This hyperlink –  – leads to an independent source of information for refugees coming to Europe.  might be useful on their journey to and through Europe by giving access to counseling and useful contacts in different European countries.

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Forward Germany

Mainzer Landstr. 50, 60325 Frankfurt/M.
Tel.: +49 69 13826078

Forward Germany campaigns against FGM/C and advises women at risk of undergoing the procedure. They provide advice on the phone and have a fund for vaginal reconstructions.

Saargemünder Straße 95, 66119 Saarbrücken
Tel: +49-(0)681-32400

(I)NTACT campaigns to end the practise of FGM/C and informs the public about its consequences. (I)NTACT finances and coordinates projects in Burkina Faso, Togo, Senegal, Benin and Ghana.

Terre des Femmes

Brunnenstr. 128, 13355 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 30/40504699-0

Terre des Femmes (TDF) is a German non-profit women’s rights organisation. They are committed to ensure that girls and women can live a free, safe, and self-determined life while holding equal and inalienable rights regarding all aspects of life. Their aim is to raise public awareness by means of education and advocacy, campaigning and lobbying, international networking, and individual personal assistance. They also promote a number of independent and local self-help projects abroad. TDF deals with a variety of subjects through its six focus areas: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), honour crimes and forced marriages, domestic and sexual violence, women trafficking, virginity myths and support for refugee women. Based in Berlin, TDF maintains a nation-wide body of support of more than 3,500 members and patrons, 25 local groups, and 4 working groups at present.