2020 has been particularly hard for refugees. Covid has delayed asylum applications and closed borders, while the rising tide of xenophobia has emboldened governments to separate and abandon families at the border, and leave imperiled boats stranded at sea. The Refugee Translation Project is rising to the challenge to help refugees reach safety. You can join us in that mission by helping us surpass the goal of our current campaign. We have less than two weeks to reach our goal – can you help out?
Translation plays a crucial role in an application for asylum because it is the only mechanism by which a refugee can convey their experiences accurately to a court or immigration officer. Without access to translation, a refugee’s application cannot be processed, their case may be rejected – oftentimes with life or death consequences. In the past few months we have been beefing up our operational structure and expanding our work to serve more people. We have secured tax exempt non-profit status with a fiscal sponsor, Angels for Angels, and brought on board a part time director of operations and development, Marisa Day, to help us sustainably create a long-lasting project to benefit refugees for years to come.
Your support goes directly to the Refugee Translation Project’s mission to ensure every asylum applicant has access to professional translation. Each dollar brings us closer to a world where people can live free from oppression and fear. Please join us in our work.