There are many international, profit and non-governmental organizations working in this field providing different kinds of help to the refugees, asylum seekers and potential asylum seekers, providing food and clothes, first aid, legal advice etc. Among them are: The non-govermental organizations – Legis, NUN, Macedonian Young Lawyers Association, Regional Enterprise Support Center, La Strada - Open Gate, El Hilal, Value Partners (Dorcas Aid), People in Need, Solidarnost, Help the Refugees in Macedonia - RECS, HERA, Vlaznija, Merhamet, Kaliri, Mersih etc. and the Facebook group – Help the refugees in Macedonia. The international and profit organizations – UNHCR, UNICEF, UNFPA, IOM, Prokredit Banka and Prokredit Akademija, Detsko SOS Selo (through UNICEF).
Emergency phone numbers
Ambulance: +389 194
Police: +389 192
Fire department: +389 193
UNHCR-Skopje, Northern Macedonia
PO Box 873, 1000 Skopje, Rep. of Macedonia
Telephone: +389 2 3118 641
Fax: +389 2 3131 040
Macedonian Red Cross
Bul. Koco Racin 13, 1000 Skopje
Telephone: +389 02 311 43 55
Fax: +389 02 323 05 42
Mobile teams of the Red Cross that provide first aid are as follows:
+389 70 257 994
+389 71 261 787
Help the refugees in Macedonia (facebook group)
The members of this group are very active in this field, many of them are members of the NGOs,of organizations already mentioned above, or independent citizens who want to help. They are active online and on the field all the time, providing different kinds of assistance.
Legis is a non-profit organization helping refugees that transit through Macedonia, by providing them with food packs, hygiene material, and first aid items. Legis also organises a wide variety of interactive games and workshops for refugee children and adults aimed at integration.
Cvetan Dimov 4/1-5
Tel: +389 78 299 415
Help the Refugees in Macedonia - RECS
It is an initiative related to the volunteers from the Facebook group “Help the refugees in Macedonia”. They are supported by UNHCR through their partner RECS in providing more effective help to the refugees on the field, where the accent is put on providing food and water.
Gjuro Strugar 15 A
Tel. +389 2 3239 053
Fax: +389 2 3298 065
Macedonian Young Lawyers Association (MYLA) (Legal help and assistance)
Zlatko Shnajder 4a-1/3
Telephone: +389 2 3220 870
Teams of MYLA give assistance if you decide to seek asylum in Macedonia
+389 78 960 632
La Strada - Open Gate
Is an association for action against violence and trafficking in human beings. At the reception centre near Macedonian-Greek border they provide emotional and psycho-social support, counselling to the mothers and families and organize activities like education, games, drawing etc for the children.
Sava Kovacevikj 1a
(Сава Ковачевиќ 1а)
PO Box 701, 1000 Skopje, R. Macedonia
Telephone: +389 2700 107
Fax:+389 2700 367
Is an association for Health Education and Research. Their team of doctors provide medical help in the field of female reproductive health.
Telephone: +389 2 3290 395
Fax: +389 2 2556 002
Leftist movement Solidarnost
Many of their activists are also part of the group Help the refugees in Macedonia. The accent of their help is field work and political activism, especially focused on awareness raising.
Orce Nikolov 166, Skopje