International Railroad for Queer Refugees
Iran (based in Canada)
IRQR conducts regular workshops for refugees in different Turkish cities and facilitates the exchange of local-condition information to strengthen the knowledge shared throughout the underground queer railroad and strengthen the LGBT Iranian activist network worldwide. As well, through the Refugee Program, the IRQR helps each refugee with his/her asylum claim by meeting with the refugee. The IRQR also assists those refugees whose claims are granted and who are referred to Canada for resettlement with completing the immigration application forms that the refugees must submit to immigration officers at the Canadian Embassy in Turkey. And The IRQR provides relief for these impoverished refugees by providing them with financial assistance to cover their food, shelter, clothing and medical services through their SHER program.
IRQR's mission is to relieve poverty for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) refugees living in Turkey by providing the basic necessities of life; and to relieve poverty by sponsoring, providing financial and resettlement assistance to LGBT refugees in Turkey who have fled because of persecution for their sexual orientation or gender identification and, as victims of human rights abuses; and to undertake activities ancillary and incidental to the attainment of the above charitable purpose.
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