Life is not a game


THE PROBLEM

Once in Germany, the difficulties of fleeing your home country are not over. The asylum process is filled with bureaucratic hurdles. This process is hard to understand - especially, if you had to leave your country, your family is still there, you live in a shelter without internet and most of the information is only available in formal German. This is the reason why refugees need simple and easy to understand information packages.



OUR SOLUTION

Our diverse and international team in Angehört, which consists of lawyers, social workers and other professionals and students, brings this information directly in the refugee shelters in Berlin and Brandenburg. Together with our 30 volunteers and with natives in Arabic, Farsi and Pashtu, we have been offering this service every week since 2014. Our knowledge packages consist of information on the general asylum process and on specific moments, such as the interview with the German government. Without this knowledge many refugees face more difficulties here in Germany.



ONE EXAMPLE:

During the interview an asylum seeker needs to present all the reasons why he/she had to flee and it ends by signing a protocol. Many asylum seekers are afraid to speak up, if they find mistakes in the protocol. However, it is nearly impossible to make changes in this document after signing it and it is decisive for the decision on the asylum case. Once the erroneous protocol is signed, asylum can be denied although strong reasons for refuge might exist. This horror scenario can be prevented by simple knowledge transmission.



Find out in our game, how you would handle an asylum process.




THIS IS WHERE YOU COME INTO PLAY

Until now, Angehört has financed its work through irregular donations. However, the rising numbers in asylum seekers are bringing us to our personal limits! We want to increase our trips to more shelters, but need extra materials (dictionaries, handbooks, official forms, train tickets) and translators. Help us to reduce the asylum seekers fear for the complex system and to welcome them properly to Germany. Let us build a structure together, because a welcoming culture needs a welcoming structure.



Donations are managed through Vielfalt statt Einfalt in Frankfurt (Oder) e.V.

Thank you!
Your Angehört Team

About us


Angehört is a group of engaged people with a diverse set of backgrounds preparing asylum seekers for their interview with the German government, which is a decisive step for the outcome of the asylum process.

Through our regular visits to the reception centers of Germany, we inform the asylum seekers about their rights, clarify barriers in the asylum process and provide them with contact information for counseling centres. We are the first point of contact for the asylum seekers in Germany. We help to prepare them for their interview with the German authorities and regularly visit the centres in Eisenhüttenstadt and in Frankfurt-Oder. We also assist with other smaller matters which may involve the German authorities, and help them negotiate the maze of German bureaucracy beyond their initial hearing.

We are advised and supported by lawyers specializing in asylum law. In critical cases, they also take on the role of legal adviser and take further action such as appealing judicial decisions.

PARTICIPATE

How can you get involved?


1. BECOME A MEMBER

Committed new members are always welcome! Experience and knowledge of asylum law and policies are helpful but not necessary. We offer new members various workshops to prepare them for the work in the camps, So don’t hesitate to join our team!

2. HELP US WITH SHORT-TERM PROJECTS

To raise the awareness of the refugees’ situation, we organize events and activities and make use of targeted public relations. We always need a lot of support for planning and organizing. And we are always open to new ideas!

3. BE PART OF OUR LAWYERS’ TEAM

Good advice is expensive. For many people who have lost everything and want to start again in Europe, high legal fees can be a great obstacle. By providing funds we aim to overcome this problem. To be as flexible as possible when reacting to the bureaucratic problems which arise in the asylum procedure it is extremely important to have a large pool of lawyers on which we can count. If you are interested in providing such support, please get in touch with us!

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Contact


We are happy about questions and suggestions. Write us an email:

info@angehoert.org

IMPRINT: Lukas Reuss /// Dessauer Str. 28-29 /// 10963 Berlin

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