Are you a stateless person fleeing from Ukraine? Reach out to the following organisations if you need support in one of the EU countries.
Are you an organisation that can offer support? Please share your details in the comments section.
🇵🇱 In Poland
The Halina Nieć Legal Aid Center: Free legal advice for asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons
📞 +48 693 390 502; +48 126 337 223
: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights: Free legal assistance.
📞 +48 603 175 232
You can also contact UNHCR directly for any questions at:
📞 +48 22 628 6930
📞 +48 47 721 75 75,
🇩🇪 In Germany
General and legal support - Online
Post your issues & questions in this Community. We will try to find the right persons & organisation to help you
Online Community: https://community.statefree.world/updates-news-stories-from-community-members-2
Legal Advice on Statelessness
📞 +49 30 3266 91 59
📞 +49 30 243 524 16
Conference of Legal Advisors
Refugee Councils of the Federal States
ENS members - https://www.statelessness.eu/legal-advice :
Romania Jesuit Refugee Service Romania website
Moldova: Law Center of Advocates website
Ukraine: International Foundation for Health and Environmental Protection “Region Karpat” (NEEKA) website
@neselovs , thank you for sharing these websites!
Slovak Republic : Human Rights League website
Czech Republic :
Hungary : Hungarian Helsinki Committee
UK : Ukraine Advice Project UK – Free UK immigration and asylum advice for Ukrainians and their families from qualified lawyers (advice-ukraine.co.uk)
For everyone that might be en route or knows a stateless person that is on their way to Hungary an important piece of information from our friends at @Hungarian Helsinki Comitee:
The Hungarian Helsinki Committee provides legal information, assistance and representation to persons who are fleeing Ukraine and come to Hungary. You can find our recently published information leaflets about protection available in Hungary in four languages here.
Hungary currently offers temporary protection to all Ukrainian nationals and all those non-Ukrainians who were lawfully residing in Ukraine and had to leave because of the war. This may include stateless persons who were recognised as such under the recently established Ukrainian statelessness determination procedure, or other stateless persons who resided in Ukraine with a residence permit.
It does unfortunaltey not include those stateless people who were living in Ukraine undocumented. If such persons manage to enter Hungary, they cannot apply for refugee status either, due to the current asylum rules which block access to procedure. They would be pushed out to Serbia (!) in an extrajudicial procedure with no appeal possibilities. At the same time, they would be able to apply for stateless status, at least based on the letter of the law (the question remains what the actual practice of the authorities would be).
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