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Accompagnement Refugiés

REFUGEE ACCOMPANIMENTS

Escorting those forced to flee from danger

Since 2007, Aviation Sans Frontières has been arranging escorts for refugees in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), a United Nations organisation whose aim is to relocate refugees in host countries.  

Wars, ethnic conflicts, and dramatic climate conditions can all be cited as reasons forcing refugees to flee their country of origin. Having arrived in a foreign and unknown land, they are gathered into suited refugee camps administered by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other NGOs.  

Stopping in such refugee camps can last for years due to the tedious procedures taking into consideration manifold criteria before any relocation decision may be issued. Most refugees accompanied to the United States, Northern Europe, or Australia have passed a minimum of ten years in one of such camps.  

Aviation Sans Frontières intervenes when refugees depart from the camp to reach their new host country. The NGO provides the IOM with volunteer escorts to guide these travellers, support and take care of them. 

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Accompagnement Refugiés

Contacts " REFUGEE ACCOMPANIMENTS"

Address of the person in charge

jean-Claude PROTIN

jcprotin@asf-fr.net

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The Escort Missions 

Aviation Sans Frontières volunteers take care of young children, families, or disabled refugees who cannot travel alone.

An average mission is generally 5 days long, and the number of accompanied refugees   can considerably fluctuate, from a single individual to a 60 people group.

 

Key figures  

Since the beginning of these operations in 2007, more than 15,000 refugees were accompanied by Aviation Sans Frontières volunteers.

In 2019, 55 Aviation Sans Frontières volunteers performed 180 escort missions and took care of 4,272 refugees eventually relocated to Europe (Germany, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden), as well as to Canada, to the United States, and Australia.

 

Recipients 

Refugees mainly originated from Niger, Turkey, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Egypt and were welcomed in host countries in Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Scandinavian countries), in the United States, Canada, and Australia. 

Partner 

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) 

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“In 2008 I accompanied to the United States a family of Bhutanese refugees who had been living for the past 18 months in a camp in Nepal. In April 2013, I received a mail from them telling me they had just bought a house.”

Jean-Claude Guérin, Aviation Sans Frontières volunteer, head of the Escorting Refugees missions.

Mission Story 

14 groups of Syrian refugees were taken care of aboard charter flights between Turkey and Germany.  

Key Figures 2021

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1,620 refugees accompanied

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in 57 accompaniments

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Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations (OIM),

Mission Stories

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Take a good look at this photo, it tells us so many different stories and yet so close.
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Accompagnement de réfugiés

Helping refugees

In cooperation with IOM, accompany refugees from the camp to their new land of refuge.

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20€
For the annual distribution of toys
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40€
Enabling ASF volunteers to accompany refugees on their journey to their host country