THE HUMAN RIGHTS INITIATIVE

AT THE

UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO

Spring Branches

THE HUMAN RIGHTS INITIATIVE AT A GLANCE

A Bit of Background

The Human Rights Initiative was founded in July 2014 to meet the growing needs of the asylum seeker population in western New York. We are a medical student-run asylum clinic that collaborates with licensed healthcare professionals in our area to provide forensic evaluations for survivors of torture seeking asylum in the United States.

 
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“To be called a refugee is the opposite of an insult;

it is a badge of strength, courage, and victory.”

 

[Tennessee Office for Refugees]