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
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
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
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.
Psychological emergency aid for refugees and migrants. The AMIKE-Helpline offers advice and help from crisis-experienced psychotherapists, psychologists and social workers via telephone. Free, anonymous, multilingual and for all of Austria. There are different phone numbers for the different languages – please find them in the link below.
Legal help, counselling and support for LGBTIQ refugees in Vienna. They don’t only offer outstanding legal counselling, but also a “buddy system” to meet new people and get to know the city, workshops, housing and psychological help.