Where we work to advance refugee rights. The Asylum Access family of organizations includes Asylum Access Malaysia, Asylum Access Mexico and Asylum Access Thailand.
In the countries where we work, all of our national organizations are:
- Registered national NGOs in the countries in which they operate
- Led and staffed primarily by nationals of that country and refugees living in that country
- Fully independent to plan their own programming, outreach and advocacy goals and priorities
Asylum Access Malaysia
Founded in 2014 | 3,100+ clients per year
Asylum Access Malaysia is a Malaysian-registered NGO and part of the Asylum Access family of organizations. Launched in 2014, Asylum Access Malaysia’s field operations include direct legal services for refugees and asylum seekers, ‘Know-Your-Options’ trainings, and engagement with UNHCR and other stakeholders in Malaysia’s refugee rights movement.
Asylum Access Mexico
Founded in 2015 | 9,200+ clients per year
Asylum Access Mexico uses a human rights-based approach to help refugees rebuild in Mexico. Using combined efforts in legal empowerment, government capacity building, and private and social sector partnerships, Asylum Access improves access to and quality of asylum for thousands of refugees in Mexico. Asylum Access operates in 7 different locations: Acayucan, Palenque, Mexico City, Tijuana, Tenosique, Villahermosa, Monterrey.
Asylum Access Thailand
Founded in 2007 | 2,500+ clients per year
Across Thailand, most refugees cannot go home and few are resettled. Asylum Access Thailand works to make refugee rights a reality by providing direct legal services and empowerment programs. These services help refugees obtain UNHCR cards, win release from detention, find safe job opportunities and put their children in school.
Asylum Access Global Services supports partners by co-designing and coaching national NGO partners to implement new, expanded, or improved policy advocacy and legal empowerment programs; trains and convenes national NGO partners to navigate global processes; and leverages its own relationships, knowledge and access to drive global support for partners’ goals.
Our national NGO affiliates where we work have used our strategies to strengthen refugees’ ability to live safely, move freely, work, start businesses, and take other steps to rebuild their lives beyond Asylum Access’s national organizations.