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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.
w2eu.info – Welcome to Europe
This hyperlink –w2eu.info – leads to an independent source of information for refugees coming to Europe. w2eu.info might be useful on their journey to and through Europe by giving access to counseling and useful contacts in different European countries.
This organisation provides social and legal aid for refugees and subsidiary protection holders
Liga za ľudské práva (Human Rights League)
Hurbanovo námestie č. 5, 811 03 Bratislava, (3rd floor)
Tel.: + 421 (0)2 54 43 54 37 or + 421 (0)9 18 68 24 57
Fax.: +421 (0)2 54 64 24 39
Opening Hours Legal advice for asylum seekers: Tuesday 10:00-15:00 and Wednesday 10:00-16:00
HRL provides free legal services for asylum seekers and recognised refugees. It cooperates closely with UNHCR and is independent from the Slovak government. Lawyers working for HRL regularly visit various refugee camps and a detention centre in order to provide legal assistance to asylum seekers accommodated in these camps – they answer all queries regarding the asylum procedure and other ways of legally staying in Slovakia, help to write appeals against decisions received by asylum seekers and help asylum seekers to defend their rights. Lawyers also accompany asylum seekers to interviews at the Migration Office and to the court. HRL takes part in the monitoring at Bratislava airport to assure that police officers respect the rights of foreigners asking for asylum in the airport’s transit area. HRL is also responsible for the education of law students of the Asylum Clinic at the Faculty of Law of Trnava University.