The No One is Illegal Network (Ingen människa är illegal in Swedish) works to provide practical support to people who are forced to live undocumented after having had their applications for asylum refused.The No One is Illegal Network consists of local groups. The local groups are autonomous and activities may differ a bit but are all related to working practically and politically for the rights of undocumented migrants. There are local groups in Stockholm, Göteborg, Malmö and others places in Sweden. You can contact them all on their shared website.
FARR (Flyktinggruppernas Riksråd) is an independent umbrella organization for individuals and groups working to strengthen the right to asylum in Sweden.Their website has general information on migration law and asylum procedures in Swedish as well as a dedicated section for people fleeing from Ukraine in English, Ukrainian, and Russian.They publish a very comprehensive guide for asylum seekers in Sweden called „Goda Råd“.You can get it as a PDF in various languages here.They also operate a counseling hotline for refugees: +46 8-710 02 45
“Migrant Life in Bulgaria” is a platform that provides information about many aspects of migrant life. It has 45 categories. Unfortunately, the platform contains very little information in Ukrainian.
Norwegian Healthcare Ministry’s page offers relevant information to Ukrainians displaced by the war on topics like: Upon arrival Where to get medical help Paying for healthcare for adults Free healthcare for children under the age of 16 Refugee rights in relation to the health services Healthcare for people with a final rejection of their asylum application
In Ukraine, citizens, journalists and representatives of non-governmental organizations can upload images and videos to the Eyewitness to Atrocities app. First, the eyeWitness to Atrocities mobile camera app allows documenters on the ground to capture photos and video that are embedded with metadata at the moment the footage was captured. This information helps to verify where and when the footage was taken and whether or not it was altered. Second, when an app user sends footage to the eyeWitness server, eyeWitness creates a record of who has had access to the information captured, or a trusted chain of custody. LexisNexis
For people fleeing war: Use map to find accommodations in a suitable location. Contact owners directly on their social networks. For hosts: Leave your offer by filling the form. Just click “+ CAN HELP” button.
The Refugee Midwifery Service offers complete pregnancy care and resources for refugees. It’s free and the midwives are not only medically qualified, but multilingual and culturally respectful.
The city of Vienna offers free information modules on living, working, health care, schools and many other topics for “newly arrived Viennese people”. If you live in a different city you could still attend the modules online – the information on health care, renting appartments, schools,… is relevant for all of Austria.
The ÖIF (Österreichischer Integrationsfonds) offers free German classes, free information modules about living in Austria and online self-study material on this plattform.
The Austrian Student Union (Österreichische Hochschülerschaft) has an office and a counselling center for foreign students. The website is English and German, but they offer counselling in additional languages.
A website collecting and offering important information for refugees and migrants in Bremen. Among other things there is a dedicated section for people coming from the Ukraine.
DW has an excellent platform for learning German. The courses range from basic literacy to B2 and are available in many different languages and now also in Ukrainian. The courses are very well made and the videos and infos are current and up-to-date. You don’t need to register.
Free crisis counselling by telephone for women, children and young people affected by violence. The hotline can be reached 24 hours a day, every day. They offer Information on legal and social issues in connection with violence against women and children. They can refer you to regional women’s protection facilities and counselling centres. They also have a help chat, if you prefer to write instead of calling. The chat can be reached every day from 16:00 to 22:00 and is available in many different languages: www.haltdergewalt.at
The Diakonie has a special helpcenter for women. All the legal advisors and social workers, who work there, are female and only women and small children are allowed to enter the center. They offer help in every possible situation. From legal issues and help for victims of violence and human trafficking to finding work and accommodation. The homepage is German, but they have counseling in Russian and many other languages. The telephone number is: 0043 664 88 63 28 53
The Refugee Centre Hamburg (Flüchtlingszentrum) is offering legal advice as well as medical care for refugees already in Hamburg, with or without papers.
The UN Refugee Agency created the website help.unhcr.org/greece for refugees and asylum seekers in Greece. On this website you will find information about where you can ask for help in Greece, how you can apply for asylum in Greece, how you can apply for family reunification, what rights and duties you have as a refugee or asylum seeker in Greece and more.
At 6 rue d’Aboukir, 75002 Paris you will find a reception and advisory office where artists are individually received and where their needs are identified. They also offer a space where artists can send time or arrange appointments. They provide computers with free internet access. It’s also a spaces for artistic practice where artists can come to work occasionally or in the form of residencies. Hotline to support Ukrainian artists 06.95.75.68.52 (whatsApp, Viber), email@example.com
The Refugee Law Clinic Saarbrücken e.V. is operated by students of the local University and offers legal advice for Refugees in Saarbrücken. Requests please directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Watizat is an outstanding monthly published, downloadable guide in serveral different languages (Ukrainian will follow very soon!) that collects all relevant information about accommodation, transport, medical and legal help, special support for LGBTIQ refugees, where to find free food and showers, French classes, psychological help,… There are guides for Paris and Lyon.
The Diakonie has a special counseling center for female refugees. Only females and children can enter the offices and all the employees and translators are women. They offer help with work, health, family issues, legal status and any other questions you might have. The website is German, but they offer counseling in Russian, English and many different languages.