Why we need your help
Asylum Aid is an independent charity that works to secure protection for people who have fled human rights abuse abroad and are seeking asylum in the UK. We are not in receipt of any Home Office grants, and are funded by individual donations, charitable grants and self-generated income.
It is only through the support of people like you that we can only help people secure a safe future. For more information, please don't hesitate to email email@example.com, or call 0207 354 9631.
|Asylum is a matter of life and death. Your support will help someone like 'Constance'.|
Constance - not her real name - wanted to encourage reform at home, and joined a political party that was banned by the Government. As a result, she was arrested in 2005 and detained for 52 days. During her detention, Constance was threatened with a gun and beaten on the soles of her feet. Guards spat at her, and she was raped.
After her release Constance fled for her life, first across the border and then to the UK. By the time she was referred to Asylum Aid, Constance was homeless and living on the streets. The specialists in charge of her psychiatric care recorded the shocking array of injuries and symptoms that resulted from her detention, including scars all over her body, rectal bleeding, insomnia, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Asylum Aid's legal team gathered detailed new information for Constance, on the extent of her persecution and the continuing breakdown of law and order back home. She was granted Leave to Remain in the UK in 2010. Only now could she start - slowly - to get her life back on track.
This is why Asylum Aid needs your support, so that we can continue to
- provide free, accessible, high-quality legal advice to asylum seekers, which is responsive to their needs and sensitive to their experience, and with a particular focus on the most vulnerable and excluded
- lobby and campaign for a fair asylum sytem based on inviolable human rights, ensuring that everything we say is firmly rooted in everything we do
- work with and train refugee and other community-based organisations, helping to enhance their legal services and learning from their experiences
We are always happy to answer further questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on 0207 354 9631.