The Portuguese Victim Support Association inaugurated on the April 3rd, 2017 a new specialized support unit, the Support Unit for the Migrant Victim (UAVM) of Vila Franca de Xira. This new APAV support service counts on the co-financing of FAMI - Fundo para o Asilo, a Migração e a Integração, whose target group are nationals of third countries.
The Migrant Victim Support Unit is a unit that specializes in supporting migrant citizens who are victims of crime and citizens who are victims of discrimination. The aim of UAVM is to respond to the problems of these target audiences, which, given their special vulnerability, are the preferred targets of various types of crime and who lack specialist support. Some of the most common problems are: situations of sexual exploitation, work or employment fraud, extortion or subtraction of documents, non-payment of wages, threats, injuries, discrimination in tenancies and commercial establishments, among many other situations.
Unidade de Apoio à Vítima Migrante | Vila Franca de Xira
Rua Noel Perdigão 5, 4º Dto.
2600-218 Vila Franca de Xira
Business days: 10h00-13h00 / 14h30-18h00