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Latest 05 April 2022

A ray of hope

We are pleased to let you know that, thanks to your generous support, Asylum Aid has now successfully appointed a legal caseworker to help families fleeing as a result of the tragedy in Ukraine. 

They have found an excellent candidate who is not only an experienced asylum caseworker but is also uniquely placed to deliver expert services due to his language skills. 

4 million people have fled Ukraine since Russian troops invaded, surpassing the UN’s initial worst estimate. We know that a growing number of people need legal support to access the UK’s support schemes.

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Thanks to you, Asylum Aid has been able to increase its capacity to do just that. It is now providing pro bono advice, building networks with organisations supporting refugees on the ground and beginning to identify asylum claims arising from the tragedy. The caseworker will work for one year, full time. 

Alison Pickup, Director of Asylum Aid, had this message for Good Law Project supporters:

“We are very grateful for your support. The additional profile that your communications about the partnership gave us also led to a number of generous donations from members of the public – over £2,000 in the first week alone. We are using this additional income to fund interpreters for our pro bono advice work where we are unable to secure legal aid.” 

A much needed ray of hope and proof that, together, it is possible to play a small but important role. 

Asylum Aid is a charity that, for over 30 years, has been providing legal representation to some of the most vulnerable people seeking asylum. It has built an expert service, delivering vital, and life-saving legal representation in some of the most complex legal cases, with a particular speciality working with survivors of trafficking, unaccompanied minors and stateless people.

Good Law Project only exists thanks to donations from people across the UK. If you’re in a position to support our work, you can do so here.