Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Argentina.
As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.
Fundación Comisión Católica Argentina de Migraciones
Laprida 930 - Capital Federal, C.P. 1187 -Bs. As., Argentina
Tel.: (+54 11) 49631520
Fax: (+54 11) 4962 8175
Email: mailmigracionesfccam [dot] org
FCCAM implements assistance plans developed by UNHCR. FCCAM Works within four areas in cooperation with other civil society organisations and UNHCR.
1. FCCAM provides access to the study of Spanish courses, to the Health Service, employment skills training and a clothes bank as well as other projects.
2. Within the Legal Area of work FCCAM provides assistance with regards to the asylum seeking process in Argentina, its stages, consequences and the rights and obligations of asylum seekers and refugees. FCCAM also provides advice in areas such as accessing education, work or housing due to lack of documentation. We also assist those that need help with family reunification or voluntary repatriation. Though FCCAM does not provide legal representation in court, it will help to refer cases and provide assistance together with other governmental and non-governmental organisations.
3. Mental Health: We provide individual interviews for refugees and asylum seekers in order to detect mental health issues with the aim to work towards supporting individuals in such issues.
4. Housing: FCCAM searches for alternatives that combine existing resources to provide housing solutions at a national and local level.
El Instituto Argentino para la Igualdad, Diversidad e Integración (The Argentine Institute for Equality, Diversity and Integration)
Migrantes y Refugiados en Argentina (Migrants and Refugees in Argentina)
Helps refugees and migrants integrate into the local community through socio-economic activities and income generation activities. Their services include training, technical assistance visits, fairs, social economy and microcredit. There is also a counselling service and help available in finding employment.
LGBTI ORGANISATIONS IN ARGENTINA
FALGBT - Federacion Argentina de Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Trans
Tel: +34 11 56 06 81 71
Email: federacionlgbt [dot] org [dot] ar
An LGBTI rights advocacy group that provides support and information countrywide. They have helped to promote the Gender Identity and Same Sex Marriage Bills as they went through parliament and have set up a support network for the vulnerable.
ATTTA - Asociación Travesties Transexuales y Transgeneros Argentinas
An advocacy group dedicated specifically to protecting the rights of people with different gender identities. They are national network providing support and advice to those who have been discriminated against and work for equal access to jobs, education and justice and seek to reconcile any cultural or religious differences in the general population regarding gender identity.