Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Latvia.
For Latvia country of information (COI) experts, reports, commentaries and relevant documents, please click here.
As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.
w2eu.info – Welcome to Europe
This hyperlink –w2eu.info – leads to an independent source of information for refugees coming to Europe. w2eu.info might be useful on their journey to and through Europe by giving access to counseling and useful contacts in different European countries.
Latvian Centre for Human Rights (LCHR)
LCHR provides legal assistance to asylum seekers in Latvia.
Latvian Red Cross
Sharlotes St. 1d, Riga, LV-1001, Latvia
Tel: +371 67 33 66 51
Fax: +371 67 33 66 52
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday 08:30-17:00 and Friday from 08:30-16:00
Tracing service and social support available.
Contact Person for tracing service: Mrs. Santa Braze, Head of Tracing Service.
Tel: (+371) 67336651
Patvērums “Drošā māja” (Shelter “Safe House”)
Society “Shelter “Safe House”” was established on August 6, 2007 with the aim to develop support services to victims of human trafficking, legal immigrants, including asylum seekers, refugees and persons granted subsidiary protection status by ensuring the individual’s right to receive adequate assistance and protection; promoting rehabilitation and reintegration of victims of human trafficking into the society; creating interactive forms of training, and expanding cooperation with state and local government institutions, public and Christian organizations in Latvia and worldwide.
Kungu iela 34, Rīga
Tel: +371 72 22 922
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00
Free psychological counselling available to Latvian residents.
Hotline for psychological crises open 24 hours:
Lattelecom hotline: 67 22 29 22
Bites hotline: 27 72 22 92