Become a monthly donor, with our protection package!
Thank you for your interest in supporting Fenix — our work would not be possible without the donations of people like you. Each package also comes with a downloadable certificate, perfect for giving as a gift to loved ones.
The protection team supports the most vulnerable people in camp. Fenix assesses their situation and refers and advocates for them to receive the services they need, such as medical attention or mental health support. There is a significant ‘protection gap’ for asylum seekers on Lesvos and beyond - in other words, access to basic services such as medical care, mental health support, adequate accommodation, and education is not ensured. Without protection teams, basic rights are not upheld, and vulnerabilities not recognised or responded to, leading to increased risk of further harm. By choosing this package, you’re helping to reduce this gap by enabling our team to support asylum seekers in attending medical appointments, accessing safer accommodation, and receiving official documentation of vulnerabilities to support their asylum claims.
About Fenix Legal Aid
Fenix was founded by 5 young professionals who believed that a holistic approach to legal aid is necessary in humanitarian contexts. Today, Fenix has over 45 staff members who provide legal, protection and mental health services to people who are seeking international protection. Fenix has partnerships with law firms and universities around the world that provide remote research, advocacy and litigation support. Our vision is a just and equitable European asylum system that treats people with dignity, upholds their rights, and offers them the information, tools and knowledge to navigate their own lives and futures. Our multidisciplinary team of volunteerscombines experience in international, European and refugee law, psychology, social work, anthropology, gender, cultural mediation, child protection, trafficking, FGM, advocacy and communications, human rights and women's rights and field work in refugee camps worldwide.
We have tax exempt status as a 501(c)3 non-profit in the USA and are fully registered to operate as a MKO in Greece with authorization from the Ministry of Migration and Asylum.
For additional information, please email our Director at [email protected]