As of May 2019, IRQR was able to help process more than 1950 refugee applications since 2005. Approximately 83% of refugees who approached IRQR were successfully granted refugee status. We provide consultations to about 90 clients per week;this includes working with queer people who currently live in Iran, Iran’s neighboring countries such as Afghanistan, Turkey and in Canada. IRQR has worked closely with UNHCR office, NGOs and the government to assist refugees.
Whenever possible IRQR extends financial and educational support to those currently in transit countries through donations. We connect asylum seekers and refugees with UNHCR offices around the world. IRQR has a commitment to help refugees resettle in safe countries though referrals for housing, employment, legal aid; as well as supporting clients through emotional and health related issues.
In the last few years, we were able to build a simple structure and focus upon enabling Iranian queer asylum seekers to be safe on their journey and arrive in a new country to live and be free.