Many of the human rights defenders we partner with carry out their work under precarious circumstances. When the situation escalates and someone is in acute danger, our Emergency Fund is there to provide rapid support.
The Emergency Fund is used to, for example, temporarily relocate people or to quickly provide specific security improvements like steel doors, digital security software, or security cameras.
In 2019, 547 human rights defenders and their families received emergency support.
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