Toolkit to Set up an Asylum Clinic

This toolkit, from Physicians for Human Rights, guides interested parties in setting up an asylum clinic at a medical school. As the PHR website says, clinicians "offer pro bono physical and psychological evaluations to document evidence of torture and persecution for men and women fleeing danger in their home countries. Survivors of human rights abuses are entitled to seek safe haven in the United States, but often find themselves immersed in lengthy and complex legal procedures that could ultimately result in deportation— resulting in further abuse, torture, and even death... These clinics offer not only direct medical training for students and residents, but provide much-needed forensic evaluations to survivors of egregious human rights abuses. Medical affidavits provide clear evidence of persecution, helping to secure legal status for survivors who deserve the chance to start their lives anew in the US."


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