USERS ASSISTED BY CIR IN ITALY AND IN NORTH AFRICA IN 2014:
During the year CIR has had contact with, and in many cases provided orientation to (through individual or group interviews) and assisted 9,890 asylum seekers, refugees and those granted humanitarian or subsidiary protection status. Our services have been performed in nine Italian regions as well as in Libya and Algeria in order to safeguard access to protection for asylum seekers arriving in our country and to encourage the integration of refugees. CIR was also involved in Cameroon and Chad as part of clinical study into victims of torture.
-ACCESS TO PROTECTION
Advice and orientation activities in collaboration with local organizations, institutions, associations within the sphere of S.P.R.A.R. (the Protection System for Refugees and Asylum Seekers. After Lazio (over 2,744 users), a significant number of people were assisted in Campania (2,500), Puglia (579) and Sicily (566). In Libya 2,363 people were assisted.
Focus on the users in the national offices in Rome: CIR assisted 2,744 people at the national offices in Rome in 2014. Of this number, 1,120 were refugees, 969 asylum seekers, 222 with permits for humanitarian reasons and 395 with subsidiary protection. These people originated from 58 different countries. The most numerous nationalities were: Afghanistan (378), Iran (313), Democratic Republic of Congo (306), Eritrea (237) and Ivory Coast (195). 46% of users used orientation services; 31% underwent in-depth interviews with the social or legal sections (including the necessity to insert some people into the psycho-social rehabilitation pathway VI.TO: for those who have suffered extreme trauma caused by torture or violence), and 6% were provided with a financial contribution.