Making Refugee Rights a Reality
in Africa, Asia and Latin America

20 million people worldwide have left their homes to seek safety from war, conflict and persecution. On average, these refugees spend nearly 20 years housed in a closed refugee camp or left on the margins of society.

Many countries of asylum do not recognize the human rights of refugees – who are typically not allowed to work, send their kids to school, or access local health care. They often can’t walk down the street without fear of arrest, detention and deportation.

Asylum Access was founded to change this.

Globally, we challenge barriers that keep refugees from rebuilding their lives. We do this through personalized legal assistance and by helping refugee communities organize to assert their human rights. We also challenge governments and the UN to develop and promote lasting solutions, shifting the focus from emergency aid to approaches that restore power and agency to refugee men and women.

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Eric Tanner Asylum Access Tanzania
Client Story

Suzanne’s story

When Suzanne was just a girl, armed militias displaced her family from their home in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As a teenager, she witnessed...
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Sandra ten Zijthoff Asylum Access

Volunteer

Volunteer Legal Advocates use their legal skills to empower refugees in our offices overseas in Ecuador, Mexico, Thailand, Malaysia, and Tanzania. Our work would not be possible...
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