A young Pakistani man whom we provided free translation support to recently informed us that his asylum application was approved! Yahya, whose name we’ve changed, had to leave Pakistan due to religious persecution. Yahya, a Christian, had to leave Pakistan after receiving death threats for practicing his religion in public. He made it to France where he applied for asylum. We translated the documents proving he had been religiously persecuted into French. France evaluated this evidence and approved his asylum application. This year Yahya gets to spend Christmas in peace and safety. Read the full story here!
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Translation plays a crucial role in an asylum application because it is the only mechanism by which a displaced person can convey their experiences accurately to a court or immigration officer. Without access to translation, a person’s application cannot be processed, or their case may be rejected – oftentimes with life or death consequences. Our generous donors allow the Refugee Translation Project to provide this access at no cost to our clients, which not only breaks down the language barrier, but also allows our clients to focus their resources on making a new home here.
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