In 2020, we started addressing systemically unlawful administrative practices in family reunification procedures of family members residing outside the EU. Our focus lies on families from East Africa but we are currently expanding our work to the Middle East. The project is implemented in close cooperation with our partner International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP).
We provide legal aid to the concerned families and strategically litigate unlawful embassy practices. The cases are mainly referred to us through the UNHCR Family Reunification Project. We focus on children and youth at-risk who are stuck in third countries and want to reunify with their family members who have already received international protection in EU countries.