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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 children between 5 and 14

The Today for the Future network helps children between 5 and 14. It offers many different kinds of help. For example, it can:

  • help your children to get on well at school
  • help your children to learn to read and write well.

The service is designed to help children from Roma and Egyptian families in particular.

If you have a child who needs help, please feel free to call on the phone.

There are also centres in:

  • Tirana
  • Durres
  • Puke.
Worth knowing Children between 5 and 14 years
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Help for children

The Albanian Red Cross supports children in families on low incomes.

If you do not have enough money for your children, you can get help here. The Albanian Red Cross has for example:

  • clothing
  • materials for school such as pens and notebooks
  • a summer camp for poor children.

The Albanian Red Cross wants your children to get a good education.

Worth knowing Children
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Where to find help

Caritas Albania works throughout the country. It runs over 100 projects. For example:

  • food distribution
  • medical care
  • clothing centres
  • preventing human trafficking
  • social integration and inclusion
  • skills development and training
  • sports activities for children and young people.

Caritas Albania helps families and also individuals. It also supports returnees.

You can find further information on the website, which is also in Albanian. You can also call on the phone or fill in the contact form on the website.

These are just some of the places you will find Caritas Albania:

  • Shkodra
  • Mirdita
  • Lezha
  • Tirana
  • Durres
  • Elbasan
  • Kosce
  • Kucove.
Worth knowing Shkodra, Mirdita, Lezha, Tirana, Durres, Elbasan, Kosce, Kucove.
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Reuniting families

The Albanian Red Cross helps reunite families.

If you are looking for members of your family, you can contact the Red Cross. They will help you:

  • with the search and
  • with bringing your family members together.

For more information, please contact the German Information Centre on Migration, Vocational Training and Career (DIMAK).

Worth knowing For more information, please contact the German Information Centre on Migration, Vocational Training and Career (DIMAK).
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