Nordrhein-Westfalen Pro Bono Directory

Medizinische Flüchtlingshilfe Bielefeld (Medical Aid for Refugees)


c/o AK Asyl, Kavalleriestraße 26, 33602 Bielefeld (Entrance is on Paulusstrasse)
Tel: +49 (0)521 787 152 45
The medical organisation gives help to refugees and offers assistance in finding doctors or therapists who treat people without papers or without insurance.

Arbeiterwohlfahrt Bundesverband (AWO)

Bonn / for site in English click here
e. V. Referat Migration
Postfach 41 01 63, D-53023 Bonn
Tel: +49 (0)228 66 85 136 or +49 (0)30 26 30 90
Fax: +49 (0)66 85 209
AWO have offices throughout Germany, and offer legal aid services to those pursuing claims for asylum as well as lobbying the government and wider society on the issue of migrant’s rights.

Deutsche Stiftung für UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe e.V. (German Foundation for Refugee Help)

Wilhelmstraße 40, 53111 Bonn
Tel: +49 (0)228 62 98 613
Fax: +49 (0)228 62 98 611
Deutsche Stiftung für UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe e. V. is a partner of UNHCR.

MediNetz – Medizinische Beratungs – und Vermittlungsstelle für Flüchtlinge (Medical Aid for Refugees)

MediNetzBonn e.V., Oscar-Romero-Haus, Heerstr. 205, 53111 Bonn
Tel: +49 (0)228 695266
Consultation hours: Monday 17:30-19:00

Since its foundation in 2003 MediNetzBonn has established a network offering anonymous medical, dental and psychological treatment free of charge for undocumented migrants from non-EU countries who reside in Bonn.

MediNetzBonn helps to get appointments at medical specialists and assists in finding translators. If needed Medinetz Bon will meet you outside consultation hours at a place other than their office. In case of hospitalisation, clients may have to financially contribute.

Otto Benecke Stiftung e.V.

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Postfach 260154, 53153 Bonn
Tel: +49 (0)228 81 630
Fax: +49 (0)228 8163 300

Integration help for migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers, who want to begin or continue with tertiary education, or university graduates seeking appropriate work.


Informations – und Dokumentationsstelle gegen Gewalt, Rechtsextremismus und Ausländerfeindlichkeit in Nordrhein-Westfalen IDA-NRW (Information and Documentation Centre for Anti-Racism work in North Rhine-Westphalia)

Volmerswerther Str. 20, 40221 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 (0)211 15 92 555
Fax: +49 (0)211 15 92 55 69

IDA offers advice on migration questions.

MediNetz – Medizinische Beratungs – und Vermittlungsstelle für Flüchtlinge (Medical Aid for Refugees)

Medinetz Essen e.V., Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 30, 45127 Essen
Tel: +49 (0)201 220 04 19 (If you are calling outside office hours, please leave a message in the answering machine, which is checked regularly.)
In emergencies call +49 (0)178 198 29 95.
Consultation hours: Monday 18:00-19:30 (except holidays)
Medinetz Essen is a human rights initiative whose goal is to improve the situation for refugees and migrants who, because of legislation in Germany, are partly or completely denied access to medical assistance. In our consulting hours we arrange appointments with physicians who are prepared to attend to refugees and migrants anonymously and for free or reduced rates. Consultations can furthermore be arranged for other times and places, if necessary. We guarantee that the consultations will remain confidential regardless. No personal information is collected by our staff. This conversation will help us to decide which type of medical specialist would be best able to provide. The patient will then be transferred to a doctor who is cooperating with us. Translations can also be arranged if necessary. Medinetz Essen does not give any information to German authorities. The content of the conversation is strictly confidential.

Agisra e.V.

Köln (Cologne)

Martin Str 20a, 50667 Köln (Heumarkt)
Tel: +49 (0)221  12 40 19 or +49 (0)221 13 90 392
Fax: +49 (0)221  97 27 492
Agrisa offers support for female refugees and migrants and their children. They provide a free and confidential advisory service for refugee and migrant women which includes legal and social service advice; run training courses to educate and inform these women about their rights; provide psychosocial counseling and therapy; and can provide details of partner organisations able to assist in other ways. You can download a flyer in many different languages which details the areas of assistance Agisra works in.