Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Bulgaria.
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.
Balgarski advokati za pravata na coveka - Bulgarian Lawyers for Human Rights Foundation (BLHR)
Provides legal assistance and strategic litigation related to specific, repeated violations of human rights as Bulgarian and international courts and revealing inconsistency of the Bulgarian legislation and case law with international standards.
Bulgarian Red Cross, Refugee and Migrant Services
www.redcross.bg / In English
Contact information for different offices can be found on their website / In English
E-mail: secretariatredcross [dot] bg
The Bulgarian Red Cross provides advice to receive protection and those seeking asylum on their rights and responsibilities, social orientation, placement, orientation in institutions, medical examinations and grugi. Every weekday, from 13.30 to 16.30.
The Bulgarian Red Cross also assists refugees by providing financial assistance, support for education of children (e.g. funds for lunch and school supplies), university fees, medical and psychiatric care.
Bulgarian Helsinki Committee
www.bghelsinki.org / In English
Refugees and Migrants Legal Protection Programme, 1 Uzundjovska Street, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
Tel/Fax: +35 92 98 80 057, +35 92 98 13 318
Email: refunitbghelsinki [dot] org
The programme offers legal consultations, representation and attorney defense to approximately 5,000 people annually; takes part in the development of the refugee and immigration policy of Bulgaria; and assists the integration of refugees in Bulgaria, as well as for their dignified return to their countries of origin.
The programme offers free specialised legal consultations. The programme staff are engaged in: representation in refugee status determination proceedings, professional and independent legal defence, defence before the courts and other state institutions, assistance for successful integration, assistance for voluntary repatriation.
Center for Legal Aid – Voice in Bulgaria
1000 5 Б Triaditsa Str., floor 2, office 226, Sofia
Tel/Fax: +35 92 98 10 779
Mobile: +35 98 94 76 01 80
Email: daskalova [dot] dianagmail [dot] com
Reception hours: Every Thursday, 10:00-12:00
“Center for Legal Aid – Voice in Bulgaria” (CLA) is an independent, non-profit organisation founded in the public interest and focused on promoting the rights of migrants and refugees on the territory of Bulgaria, as well as other vulnerable groups of people, through legal aid and policy advocacy. Committed to the belief that all people deserve justice, effective representation, and the realisation of their rights, the aim of CLA is to be a voice in society for all who have no voice, promoting justice and truth, with mercy and compassion.
The CLA advocates for the rights of migrants, promotes progressive legislative reform, and raises public awareness about issues of immigration and integration in Bulgaria. Our vision is to achieve the legal and social recognition and protection of the fundamental human rights of some of the most vulnerable people in Bulgaria.
Dr. Mohamed Nemer Agency for Refugee Assistance in Bulgaria
21 Tsar Ivan Shishman Street,
Email: dr [dot] nemerabv [dot] bg
This NGO describes itself as 'a small but effective agency that usually focuses on Syrian refugees in Bulgaria'. Its main function is to give proper legal advice to refugees who find themselves in Bulgaria, and was launched in response to the plight of refugees in general. They are able to communicate in the Arabic language.