Our mission is to support refugees in the region of Uppsala.
At our center in Uppsala we are currently supplying humanitarian aid to refugees from the war in Ukraine falling under the "EU Temporary Protection Directive". We are also organizing other activities such as social events, language cafés and lectures.
Each day that we're open we help about 50-150 people with some food, clothes, medication and basic hygiene products. Many refugees have traveled several hours to get the support, not because it's a nice bonus, but because they simply can't afford to buy food.
Refugees under the Directive in Sweden only receive basic group accommodation from the Kommun and a very limited financial support from Migrationsverket: only 61-71 SEK a day for an adult. That is, for instance, about half the amount they would get in Germany! The figure has not been increased since 1994, not even adjusted for almost 30 years' worth of inflation. Refugees under the Directive also have no possibility to apply for any other social support, and do not have the right to get Swedish education.
For most of the refugees, the monetary support is not even enough to cover the most basic food items. Yet Migrationsverket claims that this has to be enough to cover food, hospital visits, medicine, hygiene, clothing, shoes, activities, transportation and phone/internet bills.
Because of this, most of the Directive refugees and their children in Sweden have to live without many of the things needed for living a life in health and dignity.
We rely entirely on donations from private citizens and local companies, and the center is run completely on a volunteer basis. You can help by donating items to the center!
Click here to see a full list of the items that are the most urgently needed by the refugees!
Would you make it in Sweden with only 1800 SEK per month to cover all your expenses for food, transport, clothing, transport etc?
Refugees only get 61-71 SEK a day (per adult) to cover ALL their expenses. This amount has remained the same since 1994, not even adjusted for the nearly 50% inflation since!
This needs to change! Please sign this petition!
Read further here (in Swedish)
We also accept Swish donations!
Use the QR-code below or the number:
073-396 00 36 (Maria Fredlund, chairperson)
(Please mark the Swish "RSU". Receipts are saved. We are still applying to get an official Swish account for RSU.)
Some related events and activities around Uppsala
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Some events and activities that have been organized around Uppsala. Please see our Facebook group for more future events!
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Join the Uppsala Ukraine facebook group:
Hjälp Ukraina Uppsala / Допомога 🇺🇦 українцям в Уппсалі
Some of our sponsors who help us help refugees in need: