Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Jamaica.
For Jamaica 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 Jamaica. We would welcome suggestions of individuals or organisations.
LGBTI ORGANISATIONS IN JAMAICA
Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-Flag)
J-FLAG’s mission is to work towards a Jamaican society in which the Human Rights and Equality of Lesbians, All-Sexuals, and Gays are guaranteed. To foster the acceptance and enrichment of the lives of same-gender-loving persons who have been, and continue to be, an integral part of society.
Stand Up for Jamaica
131 Tower Street, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies
Tel: +18 76 94 88 973 or +18 76 35 6 0343 or +18 76 362 4771
Contact person: Maria Carla Gullotta
Contact person: George Young
Stand up for Jamaica is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2007 by some volunteers from the Group 105 of Amnesty International Italy, with the main purpose of providing practical help, particularly for court costs and basic necessities, to the inmates on death row in prisons in Jamaica, refugees, to help providing assistance to abused children and women or to accommodating any emergency in which it was necessary financial support, assistance and advice, and to inform the public about violations of human rights in the island.
Caribbean Vulnerable Communities (CVC)
CVC seeks to develop a cohesive and coordinated strategy to support work in the Caribbean with and on behalf of populations vulnerable to HIV and the stigma and discrimination associated with it.