Project update- 31 March 2017
We have so far welcomed 52 volunteers from 12 different countries (Greece, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Italy and the United Kingdom). All the project’s volunteer lawyers are practising and experienced asylum lawyers.
The team includes a full-time, legally-trained project coordinator, a full-time Greek lawyer, a German trainee lawyer, full-time Arabic and Farsi interpreters and a Greek coordinator from the Mytilene Bar Association.
In total, we have provided assistance to over 1,010 individuals so far, over 750 of whom have received first instance interview advice from our volunteer lawyers. All consultations are provided in a container within Moria, to ensure privacy and confidentiality are preserved.
In total, our volunteers have contributed almost 8,700 hours of voluntary work.
We have advised individuals from 45 different countries. Primarily, this has included Syrians, Afghans, Iraqis, Bangladeshis, Eritreans, Pakistanis and people from West Africa. However, we have also advised others, including Iranians, Yemenis, Ethiopians and North Africans.