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Fleeing from Ukraine

Information resources for Ukrainian refugees in Germany:

LEGAL HELP FOR INDIVIDUALS:The platform by UPJ Pro Bono Rechtsberatung provides FAQs with legal advise and brokers consultation for refugees from Ukraine via an online-platform:
EN / UKR: https://immigration4ukraine.eu

LEGAL HELP FOR ORGANISATIONS:
UPJ connects lawyers and law firms prepared to work pro bono with non-profit organisations that do not have the financial means to afford legal advice.
https://probono-rechtsberatung.de/englisch


GENERAL:
Official website of the German Government: Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community
with information and assistance about accommodation or medical care (EN / UKR )
https://www.germany4ukraine.de/hilfeportal-en

+ First information for refugees from Ukraine arriving in Berlin, official website of the Berlin Senate Chancellery
(EN): https://www.berlin.de/ukraine/en/arrive/
(UKR): https://www.berlin.de/ukraine/uk/pributtja/

+ UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency created the website for refugees and asylum seekers in Ukraine. This website provides relevant information for asylum seekers and refugees
https://help.unhcr.org/ukraine/

+ Help and Support for women and vulnerable communities and minorities in Berlin: https://www.berlin.de/willkommenszentrum/en/everyday-life/help-and-support/

ORGANIZATIONS AND HELPING INITIATIVES:
berlin-hilft.com/ukraine provides a collection of information for Ukrainian refugees (DE/EN/UKR/RU):
https://berlin-hilft.com/ukraine/
https://berlin-hilft.com/2022/03/01/ukraine-offizielle-infos-senatsverwaltung-ias-fuer-menschen-die-nach-berlin-kommen/

+ mitost: This website includes job-finding support for Ukrainians in Germany. IT-Help, logistics support and government contacts are also listed here as well as free co-working spaces for aid organizations:
https://www.mitost.org/ukraine/self-organized-help/

TRAVEL:
You can travel with your Ukrainian passport/ID card to Berlin, Dresden, Nuremberg and Munich. You do not need a ticket.
If you wish to continue your journey, you can get a free „helpukraine“ ticket valid in 2nd class to your desired destination at a DB Reisezentrum (DB Travel Centre) or at a DB agency. Please show your Ukrainian ID (passport/ ID card) to the ticket inspector on the train upon request.
https://www.bahn.de/info/helpukraine

WORK:
Official page of the the Federal Employment Agency [Bundesagentur für Arbeit] of Germany with information and help with your search for a job or apprenticeship. (EN/UKR)
https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/en/ukraine

ACCOMMODATION:
Here you will find all the locations of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees in Germany, and you can select between a map view and a list view. Both of these will provide you with the addresses and contact data for our locations.
https://www.bamf.de/EN/Behoerde/Aufbau/Standorte/standorte-node.html
https://bamf-navi.bamf.de/en/Themen/Behoerden/?coord=800336.5825603&typ=ABH&

+ People fleeing the war in Ukraine can find temporary accommodation in Berlin at the Ankunfszentrum (arrival center) in Berlin-Reinickendorf.
https://www.berlin.de/en/news/7343126-5559700-war-refugees-from-ukraine-first-accommod.en.html

+ For people who would like to stay directly with private people – accommodations in Germany.
https://www.unterkunft-ukraine.de/

+ Accommodation offers from the MitOst network (EN) – internal pool of accommodation offers provided by our Network members, their families and friends which are dedicated to refugees leaving Ukraine, including especially vulnerable groups: https://www.mitost.org/ukraine/accommodation-housing/

+ Accommodation matching with available private offers:
https://www.unterkunft-ukraine.de/

+ Telegram group for accommodation for Ukrainian refugees in Berlin:
@ukraine_accommodation_berlin

+ Telegram group for accommodation for Ukrainian refugees in Leipzig:
@accomodation_leipzig_ukraine (beware of spelling: one “m”!)

HEALTHCARE:
According to § 4 and § 6 of the Asylum Seekers‘ Benefits Act, asylum seekers and refugees have a limited entitlement to health care during the first 18 months of their stay in Germany. In concrete terms, this means that they are allowed to be treated for acute pain conditions and to receive services that alleviate or cure illnesses and their consequences. Pregnancy and childbirth care as well as vaccinations are also available to refugees.
Official Website of the Federal Ministry of Health:
https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/en/topics/health-guide-for-asylum-seekers.html

+ Official page by the The Governing Mayor of Berlin about medical care for refugees
https://www.berlin.de/ukraine/en/arrive/medical-care/

+ Dialysis / Kidney disease
The German Society for Pedriatric Nephrology (GPN) and the KfH e.V. offer assistance in care and therapy to all children with kidney disease, dialysis and kidney transplantation as well as their families. If needed, please write to office@gpn.de

+ Mental distress – Telefon Doweria Berlin: Counseling and help with mental distress and migration issues (in UK/RU), Berlin-Number:
+49 (0)30-440 308 454

+ HIV and AIDS
(UA): https://www.aidshilfe.de/ukrayina-dopomoga-bizhencyam

FOR NON-UKRAINIANS FLEEING UKRAINE:
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency created the website for refugees and asylum seekers in Ukraine. This website provides relevant information for asylum seekers and refugees
https://help.unhcr.org/ukraine/

+ International Women* Space (IWS) is a feminist, anti-racist political group in Berlin with migrant and refugee women and non-migrant women as members.
https://iwspace.de

+ Casa Kuà makes health accessible to Trans*, Inter, Non-Binary and Queer people. Especially those affected by racism. Due to the emergency of the Ukrainian situation they made exceptions to try and assist other BIPOCs people who are not necessarily Queer:
https://casa-kua.com/

FOR PEOPLE FROM THE LGBITQ* COMMUNITY:
LesMigraS Berlin – Organisation for LGBT*I*Q+ refugees
They facilitate empowerment projects and offer free and specialised counselling services.
https://lesmigras.de/en/

+ Casa Kuà makes health accessible to Trans*, Inter, Non-Binary and Queer people. Especially those affected by racism.
https://casa-kua.com/

+ Telegram group with several offers especially for queers (accommodation and more):
@LGBTQ*supportUkraineBerlin

UPJ Pro Bono Rechtsberatung is the German partner for PILnet and the European Pro Bono Alliance, a network of European Clearinghouses.
We are collecting useful information resources for each country including rights and legal remedies available. The information will be updated regularly based on the inputs from the European Pro Bono Alliance network:
https://www.pilnet.org/our-work/european-pro-bono-alliance/

Find here a compilation of resources from partners of PILnet concerning people on the move or documenting human rights abuses:
https://www.pilnet.org/resource/ukrainian-crisis-resources/