Another Asylum Success Story

backpack-bag-close-up-1314058We are very excited to announce that another individual we helped has been granted asylum in the United States! Here is her story:

“I came to the US with only a backpack, as I was intending to stay for just a week. I had left my country to accompany my roommate to New York. She wanted to apply for asylum after the publishing house she founded was vandalized by a government-incited mob. While we were in New York, the political situation in our country deteriorated and the police raided our home. My colleagues at the human rights NGO where I worked warned me that it was not safe for me to return, as the police would be waiting for me at the airport with an arrest warrant. Arrest in my country, in the context of the current political problems, meant being detained indefinitely in terrible conditions and subjected to torture. I had no choice but to apply for asylum in the US. Having limited resources, I was glad to have found the Refugee Translation Project. They translated all my documents free of charge. The judge heard my case, and I was granted asylum.”

This wonderful news would not have been possible without the generous support of all our donors, who have offered both their money and time. We would like to thank you again for contributing to our cause.

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Struggles and Successes in 2018

pexels-photo-247880Fleeing one’s country is never easy, to say the least, but 2018 has been a particularly difficult year for refugees the world over. In response, the Refugee Translation Project has played an essential role, by offering free translations of 200 critical documents. The documents were used by courts, resettlement organizations, and medical groups to help move over 90 families and individuals to safety!

In 2018 we raised over $5000 and we were proud to report that one of our families successfully completed their journey and won asylum in the United States!

We would like to thank everyone who has donated their time or money to the Refugee Translation Project. Your impact was direct and valuable. We have a new ioby campaign here and we would love it if you shared it with your network.

We are wishing you a year of peace and progress!