Sciences Po Refugee Help is a student and 1901 law association working to uphold the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in France through short and long-term aid and integration.
"We should all mobilize around Sciences Po Refugee Help to help find concrete solutions to the plight of these men, women and children".
Director of Sciences Po Paris
Born in September 2015, at the heavily mediatised peak of the European refugee crisis, our goal was first and foremost to bring emergency humanitarian aid to street camps and housing centres in the Île de France region. Since, the association has also started working towards longer-term initiatives, specifically regarding the integration of asylum seekers and refugees.
Today, the association is structured around 4 pillars, although this particular organisation remains exible in light of the ever-changing nature of those issues observed on the ground. First, material assistance is provided (clothing, food, immediate shelter) along with legal aid (asylum request registration, medical accompaniments) to all newcomers. In the weeks following their arrival, the association also o ers social activities (museum visits, athletic activities) and french lessons to facilitate the integration of each individual during their time in France.