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Fenix Humanitarian Legal Aid

Fenix Humanitarian Legal Aid was founded in December 2018 to respond to the dire lack of legal representation and information available to refugees on the island of Lesvos, Greece who were escaping their war-torn homes. Fenix fights for the basics: legal assistance, empowerment through information, and the agency of refugees to navigate their own future. We seek to replace charity with empowerment.

Our field team is based in Lesvos and is made up of lawyers, psychologists, translators, and protection officers. We provide information to refugees about their rights under international law, help present family reunification claims, assist with interview preparation, and facilitate the acquisition of documents and medical and psychological assessments. As part of our daily work in the field, we help refugees navigate the day-to-day frustrations that are part of their daily lives and the often-changing asylum process.