Project Refugee Assistance Malta

From 1 January 2018 through to July 2020, aditus foundation and JRS Malta will be implementing a project geared to assist refugees as they attempt to integrate in Malta: Project Refugee Assistance Malta. The main aim of the project is to ensure that refugees and asylum-seekers are able to live a dignified life in Malta, where their immediate needs are promptly identified and met and where they enjoy access to their rights and opportunities.

Through our years of work with refugees and mainstream service-providers, aditus foundation and JRS Malta are acutely aware of the challenges faced by Malta in securing such basic needs and access to rights/opportunities.

The project will offer refugees and asylum-seekers direct interventions to secure their basic needs, as well assistance with effective referrals to those mainstream providers that are able to better meet refugee needs.

Lawyers, social workers, psychologists and other professionals from the aditus and JRS Malta teams will offer refugees a coordinated service approach composed of personalised information and guidance on how to access rights and mainstream services, and individual legal and/or psycho-social measures where required. In addition, we will also offer support in overcoming the obstacles they face when seeking to secure stable and regular employment.

Vulnerable or at risk individuals, such as refugee women and refugees with mental health issues, will receive specialised attention in order to ensure their specific needs are promptly identified and met. Clients may avail themselves of these services in a number of different ways, which include:

  • weekly drop-in at aditus or JRS offices;
  • referrals from other NGOs;
  • referrals from public entities; and
  • referrals from other refugees/individuals.

If you would like further information, need to make use of our services, or would like to contribute/assist, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

This project is partially funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). We also thank the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations within the Ministry for Education and Employment for assisting with our co-financing obligations.