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50.000 €


Funding Appeal

I am alone in Moria with my two young children, Aisha (8) and Tahir (6). Before I spoke to European Lawyers in Lesvos I was completely lost. Their support helped me a lot. Thanks to them, I was able to understand the asylum process and explain in my interview why I left my country and cannot go back. They are a great help and give hope to the refugees in Moria. Fatima, 28, Syria.

European Lawyers in Lesvos is a registered charity, so donations are tax-deductible*.

In the last 3 years, ELIL has provided free legal assistance to over 9,000 refugees on Lesvos, including over 500 unaccompanied minors.

Our work makes a real difference: of those we have assisted, 74.5% have been granted asylum, compared to an average of 46.5% in Greece. We have also been able to help over 3,600 vulnerable people move out of Moria/Lesvos and over 900 people be reunited with their family members elsewhere in Europe.

ELIL has recently been granted the 2019 Pax Christi International Peace Prize for our work in upholding the rule of law, protecting human rights and providing meaningful access to justice and legal assistance for refugees on Lesvos.

Thanks to the donations received so far, we were able to restart our program on Lesvos on 5 August. However, more funding is needed to continue our work for the next year.

Please donate now to help us achieve our fundraising target of 50,000 EUR, so that we can continue our work to protect human rights and uphold the rule of law.

You can donate by debit/credit card using the form to the left, by bank transfer to the account below or by PayPal (below). We are extremely grateful for all donations.

*We are a registered charity in Germany. This means your donation is tax deductible in Germany. If you are not a German tax payer, your donation should be tax deductible, depending on the tax rules that apply in the country where you pay tax.