About us

fka – Freundeskreis Asyl Karlsruhe e.V. is an independent, non-profit association which has been working for the rights and humane treatment of asylum seekers and refugees in the Karlsruhe area since 1987.

In the spirit of human rights, it organises events to promote the basic right to asylum and the reception, respect and recognition of refugees in general, while also providing direct advice and support to asylum seekers and refugees.

What we do

The main task is the state-financed sponsorship of the procedural and social counselling for newly arrived refugees in the first reception centres in Karlsruhe. In addition, we advise immigrants at all stages of their stay. We support social workers and counselling centres in their clients’ asylum procedures. In close cooperation with the municipal administrations, we provide advice and support for refugees in municipalities.

As a sponsor of the federal programme “People Strengthen People” we support voluntary sponsorship work. Our workshops “Strong in Cultural Interaction”, by communicating with volute e.V., strengthen refugees and volunteers in intercultural communication and competence. An important focus is the work with refugee women and children: on behalf of the BAMF (Federal Office for Migration and Refugees) we are responsible for low-threshold seminar measures for refugee women.

The social focus is shifting from the reception of new refugees to the complex tasks of integrating those who have the right to stay. The state of Baden-Württemberg and the municipal umbrella organisations (district, city and community councils) have agreed on a pact for integration. The main focus of the pact is on supporting refugees in their subsequent accommodation in the municipalities.

As a member of the Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband, fka provides its expertise for the establishment of these services. Two thirds of our full-time staff are immigrants from over 20 countries with six different religious affiliations. They speak more than 40 languages. The fka has a network of integration assistants and interpreters.

Our headquarters are located in the Human Rights Centre, in the immediate vicinity of the oldest part of the state reception centre for asylum seekers (LEA) in Karlsruhe. The office, the atman Institute, the second counselling centre and the Migration Counselling Centre for Adult Immigrants (MBE) are located at Marienstraße 63 and in a branch office in Germersheim (Bismarckstraße 6).

In contrast to the other federal states, Baden-Württemberg did not have an independent counselling centre in the LEA apart from the fka for over 20 years. Thus the unique selling point in this field developed on the basis of concrete experience and practice and expertise, particularly in procedural consulting.

fka is supported by the city of Karlsruhe and the state of Baden-Württemberg.

Download the fka brochure here (in German).

Executive Board

Aneliza Ramoya
Edwin Yigbe
Priska Löhr

Contact

headquarters:

fka – Freundeskreis Asyl Karlsruhe e.V.
Human Rights Center
Alter Schlachthof 59
76131 Karlsruhe

Tel: 0721 96639 37
fax: 0721 96639 39

office Karlsruhe:

fka – Freundeskreis Asyl Karlsruhe e.V.
Marienstraße 63
76137 Karlsruhe

Tel: 0721 – 96 49 48 96

office Germersheim:

fka – Freundeskreis Asyl Karlsruhe e. V. in rlp
Bismarckstraße 6
76726 Germersheim

Tel 07274 779 867 10