Send an appeal to the Minister Hamáček to accept unaccompanied minors from Greece

Send a postcard to the Interior Minister telling him that he cannot keep closing his eyes endlessly to the suffering of unaccompanied minor refugees in Greece. There are more than 5000 refugee children without parents or relatives in Greece, the…

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Christmas collection for children in accomodation centers for asylum seekers

Make children happy and buy a gift! Every week, OPU goes to accomodation centers for asylum seekers, where there are currently around 114 children (from babies to 18 year old). Some of them will spend Christmas for the first time…

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The European Court of Human Rights requests the Czech Republic to explain the situation of a Japanese national detained in the Facility for the Detention of Foreigners Bělá-Jezová

Last Thursday, November 28, 2019, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg called on the Czech Government to comment on the situation of a Japanese national who has been detained in the Foreigners Detention Facility for almost five months.…

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Who are we?

Organization for Aid to Refugees (OPU) has been helping refugees and foreigners in the Czech Republic for 25 years.

OPU is non-profit and non-state organization and its main activities include providing free legal and social counselling to applicants for international protection and to other foreigners in the Czech Republic, organizing training programmes for both professionals and the general public, and other activities aimed at promoting integration of foreigners.

One of the OPU’s goals is to fight against xenophobia and racial and ethnic intolerance.