Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Dominican Republic.
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.
Pro Bono Foundation DR
Av. Jiménez Moya (antes Winston Churchill) No. 5, Suite 2-C
Ensanche La Julia, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Tel: +1809 50 86 347 or +1809 24 97 169
Email: infoprobonord [dot] org
Pro Bono Foundation, Inc. DR, was formed and incorporated at the initiative of a group of lawyers and multidisciplinary professionals, inspired by Pro Bono practice in developed countries seeking to implement this model of professional volunteering in the Dominican Republic, with the aim of improving access to justice, especially to people or poor or underprivileged communities and organisations to assist them.
The Foundation has a Strategic Plan, in which one of its aims is to increase the access to the justice system.
The Foundation works in the formation of the National Network of Volunteer Attorneys. This National Network is composed of lawyers from private law firms, lawyers from legal departments in public and private institutions, which have signed the Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas.
With this National Network the Foundation is able to provide a number of lawyers that are accessible for free legal aid. They are grouped in different categories and appointments can be made through the website.
LGBTI ORGANISATIONS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
CVC - Caribbean Vulnerable Communities
The CVC provides services directly to and on the behalf of populations that are vulnerable to HIV and those without adequate access to healthcare and treatment programmes. Amongst these populations are men who have sex with men, sex works, migrant populations etc. This organisation seeks to create an environment to support human rights and improve the quality of life for these vulnerable populations in the Caribbean.