that was created in Canada in 1979, which implies a great collective
commitment, since it not only transforms the lives of refugees but also
the communities that receive them
as well as the diverse spirituality of refugees,
respecting and promoting a space where they can live
both aspects in freedom and equity
We work to promote, implement and strengthen the resettlement model known as Community Sponsorship, so that people in need of international protection can start a new life in our country. We advocate and promote the human rights of migrants and refugees with a focus on women, children, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ +) community.
Through community sponsorship, the different communities and local volunteer groups have the possibility to directly help in the resettlement of a person or a family, providing them with tools for integration, financial and emotional support.
Community Sponsorship is a unique and innovative resettlement model created in Canada in 1979, which implies a great collective commitment, since it not only transforms the lives of refugees, but also the communities that receive them, generating a more pluralistic, receptive society, and open to cultural diversity.
In order to implement a program in a country, there must be a society willing to collaborate, people who commit and get involved in a challenging experience that will enrich and transform them both individually and collectively. In this framework, given the characteristics of our country and the good predisposition of our communities towards migration, Argentina is the first country in Latin America capable of implementing a program like this, as it is inclusive, promotes integration, and is receptive to immigration.
Community sponsorship has been implemented in Argentina since 2014 through the “Special Humanitarian Visa Program for foreigners affected by the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic”, commonly known as the “Syrian Program” (Provision 1025/2019).
Fundación Amal Argentina collaborates in the resettlement of families and refugees of Syrian nationality who have resettlement priority according to UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), and we are the first non-Canadian organization to implement sponsorship programs with refugee population that identifies as LGBTIQ+.Donate
Would you like to help refugees but can't find a way to do it?
Do you want to make a much bigger impact than donating or signing a petition?
Do you think that together with a group of family, friends, or neighbors you could receive a person or a family and help in their integration?
Community sponsorship is about changing lives and empowering communities while helping those most in need. It offers ordinary people the opportunity to make a difference, stop being mere observers of the harsh reality that refugees live, actively participate to help them, and be part of history. Each sponsorship group that is created represents the opportunity to help a person or a family, to start a new life in a new country. The magic of community sponsorship is changing lives.
By building a sponsorship group in your community you will have the opportunity to directly help refugees.
The sponsorship groups must be made up of at least three people who jointly agree to sponsor a family or a refugee during a 12-month period. They will share tasks and responsibilities and commit to the Argentine State to provide financial and emotional support, and everything related to the process of integration into a new community. The groups will have the endorsement and support of Fundación Amal Argentina.
Fundación Amal Argentina is a dynamic and growing space that we build as a team with an absolute willingness to help. We firmly believe in community sponsorship as the best long-term solution for successful resettlement and integration of refugees, and for this, it is necessary to achieve greater involvement of different communities, institutions, companies, and citizens. If you want to be part of our team as a volunteer or intern, send us your intention letter and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org