We believe that being in a position to serve is a privilege, not a right. Therefore, service providers, whether individuals or agencies, should respect and uphold the dignity of those they serve. Our goal is to hold those who serve refugees accountable.
“Those who undermine the dignity of the people they serve are not worthy of the privilege of serving.” Innocent Magambi
We lobby for the amendment of the 1989 Malawi Refugee Act that imposes the indefinite encampment of all refugees, without the right to work, freedom of movement, nor prospect for integration. We are committed to seeing Malawi implement the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) according to the pledges made in 2016 and 2019.
“Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.” Napoleon Bonaparte
Often refugees who face discrimination and injustice have no recourse. We have recorded arbitrary arrests, trials without representation, as well as deportations without trial. Our lawyer provides refugee clients with both legal representation and advice.
“Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.” Honore de Balzac
The displaced community demonstrates resilience in a variety of ways, including advocacy of self, community organisation, and responding to the needs of their neighbours with little or no support. We support emerging and community leaders to overcome many obstacles as they care for their community beyond what international staff do.
We provide emergency relief such as food, medical care and shelter to refugees and asylum-seekers in need.
“Nothing about me, without me,” Andrew Lansley