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The Guantanamo Survivors Fund

The Guantanamo Survivors Fund raises and disseminates funds to help former Guantanamo prisoners.  Learn more here.

Initiated by No More Guantanamos, Witness Against Torture, the Muslim Counterpublics Lab, Healing and Recovery After Trauma, and others, the Fund provides grants for explicit needs such as housing and food, medical care, education and training, and other basic living needs to the extent possible.

Read our new report on the accomplishments of the Guantanamo Survivors Fund in our first 22 months.

This Ramadan, Please Help Guantanamo Survivors

Ramadan Mubarak!

During the holy month of Ramadan (March 10th through April 9th), we seek your help in raising $10,000 so that the Fund can provide essentials to three Survivors and their families.  Your donation of any size will help provide rent, food, medicine, and other necessities to men who suffered a decade or more of torture and indefinite detention in Guantanamo, and who desperately need support now.

 
 
 
 
 
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The situation

The Bush administration created the Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba, a prison at Bagram air base in Afghanistan, and other offshore prisons as "law-free zones" that it believed were exempt from U.S. and international law, including the Geneva Conventions and the nearly 800-year-old writ of habeas corpus. The U.S. Supreme Court disagrees.

President Obama promised to close Guantánamo Bay prison, and President Biden has promised the same.  After 22 years and three presidents who have said they wanted to close the prison, the prison continues to hold 30 men, 19 of whom have never been charged with any crime.
 

Be part of the solution

Join No More Guantánamos in a grassroots initiative of concerned citizens, communities, organizations, and pro-bono attorneys representing detainees to:

  • Engage the public in a fact-based dialogue about the planned closure of Guantánamo Bay prison and U.S. detainee policy
  • Transform prisoners’ images in the U.S. from faceless, nameless “terrorists” to human beings who deserve human rights and a presumption of innocence until proven guilty
  • Use prisoners’ stories to overcome unfounded fears of prisoners in your community

There are 28 detainees still at Guantánamo Bay prison; 17 of the men have been cleared for transfer.

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