Improving the access of asylum seekers to legal remedies and monitoring the reception conditions in the Republic of Estonia
In cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Estonian Human Rights Centre (EHRC) will undertake a project on provision of free legal aid and monitoring reception conditions in 2017.
Photo Essay by Annika Haas
As 2016 draws to a close, the world is witnessing a record high level of forced displacement, with over 65 million people on the move. While new refugee crises are erupting, unresolved and protracted refugee situations worldwide shows no signs of being resolved in the nearest future. The challenges faced by UNHCR in attempting to respond to multiple life-threatening crises and ever-growing humanitarian needs are rapidly expanding.
As part of the international community’s emergency response to Syria, the Republic of Estonia has donated EUR 50,000 (USD: 64, 350) to UNHCR to assist and protect Syrian refugees in Jordan.