With this package, you support our central mission.
In a context of ever-changing regulations, policies and practices, accessing legal information is crucial in alleviating the uncertainty inherent in the asylum process. In Lesvos, asymmetry of information is the rule, with bureaucratic barriers preventing many asylum seekers from accessing the information necessary to realise their rights, a phenomenon made worse by language barriers. In a survey conducted by Fenix of people that arrived in Lesvos and were interviewed in 2021, only 25% of respondents received any kind of information before their asylum interview, whilst 90% of those surveyed, expressed their wishes to have had access to info from a qualified actor before their interview.
For many of our cases, the work of local lawyers is crucial, as they can navigate the Greek asylum system like no other, and for this reason our Greek and international lawyers work together at every stage of the process. With this package, you choose legal representation, as is every person’s fundamental right.