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On World Refugee Day, ORAM launches new web portal to help official bodies and NGOs share approaches to handling LGBTI refugees and to adopt and share best practices
This groundbreaking resource comes as ORAM reports refugee professionals are not equipped to handle the growing numbers of LGBTI people fleeing countries where they are persecuted
ORAM further calls on governments and UNHCR to release statistics to quantify the magnitude of the crisis and urges all agencies handling refugee claims to learn how to better deal with LGBTI refugees
In this guide, ORAM offers key recommendations relevant to narrowing the protection gaps plaguing urban SGN16 refugees. Based on our research findings in the disparate protection environments of Uganda, South Africa and Mexico, as well as on ORAM’s extensive work with this population in other locations, these recommendations include:
Training agencies, protection officers, RSD staff, and NGOs which provide refugee assistance (e.g., information on SOGI claims and sensitive interviewing techniques);
Les personnes réfugiées et demandeuses d’asile lesbiennes, gays, bisexuelles, transgenres et intersexes (lGBti) comptent parmi les plus vulnérables au monde. ayant fui les persécutions dans leur pays d’origine, elles sont souvent confrontées à une forme plus sévère d’exclusion sociale, à de graves discriminations et à des actes de violence dans les pays de transit ou d’asile.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) asylum seekers and refugees are among the most vulnerable people in the world. Having fled persecution in their home countries without the support of their families or local communities, they frequently confront even more social exclusion, severe discrimination, and violence in their countries of transit or asylum.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI)1 refugees, asylees, and asylum seekers are among the most vulnerable people in the United States today. Unlike most people who flee their homes for safety, these individuals often undergo the integration process almost entirely alone. They are rarely supported by their families or fellow expatriates. Because of their nonconforming sexual orientation or gender identity, they are often excluded from the religious and immigrant communities that form the social safety net for most newly arrived refugees and asylees.