Support sites


Listed below are a number of (European based) services that are available to refugees. Click on the link for further information about these resources. Sona Circle is not responsible for the content of other websites.

The Rights in Exile Programme

The Rights of Refugees Programme aims to protect and promote the legal rights of refugees worldwide. They act as a central source of legal aid and online information for refugees globally.



European Network of Information Centres in the European Region and National Academic Recognition Information Centres in the European Union (ENIC-NARIC), provides information on qualification recognition for refugees.


Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom is a leading German telecommunications company headquartered in Bonn and operating several subsidiaries worldwide. They are currently offering refugees and asylum seekers training and internship opportunities.



Higher and Further Education opportunities and perspectives for Syrians (HOPES) is an EU funded project providing a range of educational offers, academic counselling, language courses and academic scholarships to Syrian refugees.



Organisation for refuge, asylum and migration (ORAM) work collaboratively with governments of refugee-receiving and transit countries and community organisations to work with and protect exceptionally vulnerable refugees.



EURAXESS – Sciences4Refugees Initiative (European Commission) connects refugees with a scientific background to suitable employment positions in research institutions and universities..


AMERA International

AMERA International supports refugees to find pro bono legal aid on issues such as resettlement and family reunification in countries where such services are scarce.


Doctors of the World (DoW)

DoW is an international human rights organisation working in 80 countries to provide emergency and sustainable healthcare to vulnerable people including refugees. Details for accessing one of their UK based clinics can be found on DoW UK site.


Meena Centre

The Meena Centre- which officially opens in early 2018 in Birmingham (UK), focusses on the women and children in the refugee crisis. Meena aims to provide support and solutions to issues faced by asylum seekers and refugees in order to help them settle into the UK.


Migrant Help UK

Migrant Help is a national charity offering advice and support to vulnerable migrants across the UK. They provide a number of services, such as refugee resettlement where they support individuals and families.


Mental Health and Wellbeing Portal

The Mental Health and Wellbeing portal for Refugees and Asylum Seekers acts as a fist stop resource providing access to information and resources such as mental health advice.



Student Action for Refugees (STAR) is a national charity made up of 27 000 students over 42 groups at universities across the UK. They work to raise awareness of the refugee crisis and call for equal access to higher education.


Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers (BB) is a charity which recognises the invaluable role businesses can play in helping refugees secure employment by offering work experience opportunities.


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