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Assistance after returning

Have you just returned from Germany to Albania? Do you first need to get your bearings and look for an opportunity to start again? Help is available with this. The URA Albania reintegration project is there for you. Please take note of the conditions below.

URA Albania offers advice and emergency aid in the first few weeks and
months after returning. This assistance makes it easier to make a new start in Albania.

The individual support you get depends on your personal needs. It starts off with you having a confidential chat with one of the project’s social workers in Tirana. He or she will then work with you and your family to prepare a plan that sets out the help you need.

URA Albania offers help like the following:

  • Welfare advice
  • Psychological counselling
  • Emergency aid in the form of contributions in kind
  • Special help for children

Conditions: You can get help from URA Albania if you have come from one of the following federal states in Germany: Baden-Württemberg, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Lower Saxony, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein.
You can only get help after voluntarily returning if you come from one of the following states:
Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia.

One further condition is that you must have lived in Germany for at least 3 months immediately before your return.

Worth knowing for returnees across Albania. The office is in Tirana. Albanian all these services are free of charge. Please note Rückkehrerinnen und Rückkehrer nach Albanien people who have come back to Albania.
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Help for survivors of violence

The Today for the Future network supports survivors of violence. In particular, it helps men and women who have experienced domestic violence.

If you need help, you can call the following phone number. The number is available 24 hours a day:
0800 9888

There are also centres in:

  • Tirana
  • Durres
  • Puke.

The network works closely with the police, educational institutions such as schools, health services and legal advice providers.

Worth knowing Centres in Tirana, Durres, Puke
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Specific help for women

The Today for the Future network supports women.

The network can help you:

  • to take control of your own life
  • to live independently.

You can use a range of services, for example:

  • job training
  • counselling
  • legal advice.

If you need help, you can call the following phone number. The number is available 24 hours a day: 0800 9888

There are also centres in:

  • Tirana
  • Durres
  • Puke.
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Help for drug users
and others

The Albanian Association for Prevention and Rehabilitation from Alcohol a.o. Drugs (APRAD) can help you if you have health problems or drug dependency issues.

It offers the following services:

  • health check-ups and counselling
  • information on sex education, sexual health and contraception
  • information about human rights and legal advice
  • help with treatment and rehabilitation.

The website aims to reach the following people:

  • young people
  • women
  • sex workers
  • people in prison
  • people living with HIV or AIDS
  • undocumented migrants
  • ethnic minorities
  • anyone else in need.

The staff speak Albanian, Italian and English.

Worth knowing Albanian, English, Italian
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