CEAR (Spanish Commission for Refugee Assistance)
The Spanish Commission for Refugee Assistance (Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado or CEAR in spanish) is a NGO whose main objectives are based on defending the rights of refugees, stateless persons or migrants who need international protection or who are at risk of social exclusion.
The mission of CEAR is to defend and promote Human Rights and the integral development of refugees, stateless persons and migrants in need of international protection and / or at risk of social exclusion.
Over more four decades, CEAR has actively worked in the defense and promotion of the right of asylum in Spain with the aim of advancing its recognition and guaranteeing access to the international protection procedure with all the guarantees of the law.
At present, CEAR has the commitment of more than 900 volunteers and more than 850 workers. In 2017, they served more than 22.000 people seeking international protection - more than 350.000 in the last ten years. More than 3,000 members and donors and around 75.000 followers in social networks support their work. For all this, CEAR is a reference entity in terms of asylum law, working directly with refugees, migrants and stateless persons.