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If you or your organization are in danger or under pressure, you can seek help from the following organizations specialized in supporting human rights defenders and organizations. Click on the supporting organization logo and get help

Seek to emergency/Urgent actions

The Lifeline Embattled CSO Assistance Fund provides emergency financial assistance to civil society organizations (CSOs) under threat or attack and rapid response advocacy and resiliency grants to support CSOs in responding to broader threats against civic space.Lifeline provides small, short-term emergency grants to CSOs threatened because of their human rights work.Lifeline rapid response advocacy grants give local CSOs the resources to push back against closures of civic space as they arise and More.

aims at providing flexible financial assistance to regional, national and local HRs NGOs and institutes as well as individuals who promote, support, protect and monitor the observance of HRs in the South-Mediterranean region. Grants are allocated to HRDs in difficulty or at risk, for the specific purpose of allowing them to protect their safety and pursue their activities, as well as to small HROs or groups with the aim of strengthening their operational capacities to implement innovative activities in the region.


The emergency service by Front line defenders gives human rights defenders an option to be forwarded to someone speaking Arabic, English, French, Russian or Spanish who will be able to mobilise rapid international support and action. Urgent actions can include faxed or phoned appeals to the relevant authorities, raising the case through the EU or individual government representatives, practical help with temporary relocation, assistance with medical or legal expenses.

If you need direct assistance from FFHR

 write to us to help you through the Legal Support Unit

FFHR recognizes human rights defenders working to protect and defend any and all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, as well as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.