Project update- 31 October 2017
We have so far welcomed 96 volunteers from 15 different countries (Greece, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Iceland, Lithuania, Switzerland, Italy, Ireland, Poland and the United Kingdom). All the project’s volunteer lawyers are practising and experienced European asylum lawyers.
The team includes up to six volunteer asylum lawyers, a full-time, legally-trained project coordinator, a full-time Greek asylum lawyer as legal coordinator, two legal assistants, full-time Arabic and Farsi interpreters and a Greek coordinator from the Mytilene Bar Association.
In total, we have provided assistance to over 2,180 cases so far, over 1,780 of which have received first instance interview advice from our volunteer lawyers. In total, we have assisted over 3,300 people. All consultations are provided in our offices in Moria, to ensure privacy and confidentiality are preserved.
In total, our volunteers have contributed over 17,400 hours of voluntary work.
We have advised individuals from 55 different countries. Primarily, this has included Syrians, Afghans, Iraqis, Iranians, Eritreans and people from West Africa. However, we have also advised others, including Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Yemenis, Ethiopians and North Africans.