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La Cimade

Every year, La Cimade receives and advises tens of thousands of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers and provides legal support to foreigners, assisting them in accessing their rights. La Cimade leads advocacy actions towards decision makers; it informs and raises awareness on migrations among the public opinion.

To assist migrants and defend their rights

Every year, La Cimade receives and advises tens of thousands of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in its reception centres. It also provides housing to two hundred refugees and asylum seekers its two shelters located in Béziers and Massy.

 

To act for detained foreign nationals

La Cimade works in more than 10 Administrative Retention Centres and provides legal support to foreigners, assisting them in accessing their rights. La Cimade also works in about a hundred prisons.

 

To build International Solidarity

La Cimade implements projects for the defence of migrants and refugees’ rights together with partner associations in Southern countries. It also promotes the construction of peace especially in Israel-Palestine.

 

To bear witness, inform and mobilize

La Cimade leads advocacy actions towards decision makers; it informs and raises awareness on migrations among the public opinion towards Migrant Scène festival and Causes Communes magazine. La Cimade makes propositions for a change in the migratory policies.

 

2015 – some figures

  • 100 000 persons receiving advices, support or housing
  • 131 reception centres and French language programmes
  • 2 000 volunteers in 83 local groups
  • 14 partner associations in 7 countries (Algeria, Mali, Marocco, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Tunisia)