The Faroe Islands Red Cross works to provide support, help and guidance to refugees in the Faroe Islands.

How can the Red Cross help you?

Transportation
When you first arrive in the Faroe Islands, the Red Cross can pick you up at the airport or ferry terminal, and drive you to your destination.

Reception House
If you do not have any private accommodation, then you can stay at the state-funded Reception House. The Red Cross runs the Reception House for newly arrived refugees. It is situated in Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands. In order to stay at the Reception House, you have to apply for a residence permit, and you can stay there until you have received the permit. 

Volunteer friend
The Red Cross can also offer you (and your family) to be matched with two Red Cross friends (also called volunteer friends). The volunteers can help with guidance and support, especially in the beginning when you are figuring everything out, but they can also be a friend with whom to socialize and hang out.

The idea behind the Red Cross Volunteer Friend system is that a volunteer Faroese family or individual can support you and your family to better understand the Faroese society, and practice the Faroese language. By doing so, you will hopefully sooner feel at home and thrive in the Faroe Islands.

Restoring Family Links
The Red Cross can help you find missing family links through our IFRC system ‘Restoring Family Links’.

Translation services
The Red Cross can help you find an interpreter.

Other support
The Red Cross is here to support you as much as we can. If you need help with something that is not listed above, then you are welcome to contact us on +298 283630 or email us on redcross@redcross.fo and we will do our best to help you.

 

The Red Cross is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with Red Cross and Red Crescent action in more than 192 countries, bringing together almost 14 million volunteers for the good of humanity.