2021 Refugee Translation Project Year in Review

With 2 more days left to make your tax-deductible donation, here is the Refugee Translation Project’s year in review.

In 2021 we:

-translated in 13 languages, two new (Russian and Chinese) in 2021
-translated 75 documents in 9 pro bono asylum cases
-translated documents for 34 resettlement cases leading to AT LEAST 3 PERMANENT RESETTLEMENTS!
-translated over 150 pages of orientation materials to help bring Afghan families to safety
-collaborated with the Immigrant Defense Fund, Envision Freedom Fund, and Artistic Freedom Initiative
-joined the New York Immigration Coalition
-partnered with NYC Council Member Carlos Menchaca to host our first Artist Spotlight!!

And most personally for the project we continue to write letters to congress members, non-profit organizations and former colleagues in the military to bring our Afghan translator’s family to the US. His story of escaping Kabul reminds us of how much our clients have endured.

In 2022 the work continues and grows. Even during these holidays our professional translators are working on materials for people from Afghanistan, Palestine, Turkey, and elsewhere. And in 2022 we will increase our services to perform over-the-phone intake interviews!

We were able to help so many with the support of people like you! Thanks to the generous commitment of our anonymous donor to match dollar for dollar up to $10,000 now is the best time to donate. 

Thank you everyone for your support. We wish you all the best in the new year.