The Swedish Red Cross – Röda korset

Red Cross

red crossThe Swedish Red Cross – Röda korset is present at more than 80% of all refugee camps in Sweden. They have a wide offer on activities and support for asylum seekers and migrants, in the following fields. 

  • learning & practicing Swedish
  • legal counselling & support
  • medical counselling & treatment

The Swedish Red Cross makes no distinction between nationality, ethnicity, religion, social status or political opinion: their goal is to relieve human suffering.

Find your local Red Cross office here

Learning & practicing Swedish

The Swedish Red Cross offers training in the Swedish language and help with homework in over 100 places in Sweden. Their Swedish teaching focuses on speaking and developing your writing skills. The language training is often based on the participant’s mother tongues. Learn more here.

Legal counselling and support

The Swedish Red Cross can help you with the following matters:

  • counselling individual asylum cases
  • tracing family member and family reunification
  • sending Red Cross messages
  • support in returning to the country of origin
  • certificate of imprisonment

Learn more here.


The Swedish Red Cross offers medical treatment and guidance for asylum seeker and migrants in Sweden.

  • The Red Cross Centres for Tortured Refugees and their families: For those who have trouble sleeping, difficult memories, feels stressed, anxious, scared or sad. You find information about their work and treatment methods in Arabic, Farsi, Tigrinya, English and Swedish here. The Swedish Red Cross has treatment centre’s in Stockholm, Uppsala, Gothenburg, Skövde, Malmö, Hässleholm, Kristianstad, Skellefteå, Luleå, Umeå. Learn more here (information mainly in Swedish).
  • Healthcare and guidance for asylum seeker and migrants in Stockholm and Gothenburg. For you who need guidance about your healthcare rights and the Swedish health system. The Swedish Red Cross offer guidance and some treatment on location in Stockholm and Göteborg. Here you find more information in Arabic, English, Farsi, Spanish.

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