Refugees and Asylum Seekers

As part of the diocesan  Reech eng Hand project, the International English-Speaking Catholic Community supports the work of the Luxembourg Red Cross with Persons seeking International Protection (asylum) in Luxembourg. We organise volunteers for various activities for residents at different reception centres in Luxembourg City and elsewhere. Our initiative is called “Monoplus” and we benefit from the financial support of the Mateneen project of the Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte. mateneen-logo-colour RCLux

Volunteers needed…

… for any of the following tasks (depending on needs at a given time, requirements may fluctuate):
• help with language coaching for residents
• give a hand with children’s activities
• accompany residents to cultural and social activities
• assist residents to integrate into life in Luxembourg
• help with mobile library, bibliotherapy
• organise sporting and fitness activities

If you would like to volunteer for – or coordinate – any of the above, or propose another type of activity, please contact us at and we will put you in touch with the appropriate person.

If you would like to donate clothes, books, toys or other items, please go to

If you would like to make a financial donation, please go to


Due to the restrictions imposed on account of the COVID-19 crisis,  no volunteering activities involving direct contact with refugees are possible until further notice.


Have you got knitting/crochet wool and/or needles and hooks to spare? Delphine, at the Ancienne Logopédie, place Thomas Edison in Strassen, tells us that with Covid restrictions, the need for knitting and crochet materials is ever greater. If you can help out just drop your contributions into Logopédie for Delphine, where it would be most welcome. Thank you so much!


Moisturizing creams are needed for residents at Logopédie and Mondercange reception centres, as residents frequently have irritated skin due to the cold weather. A number of Reech eng Hand volunteers have successfully approached their local chemist and/or dermatologist and managed to collect some free samples of creams; would you be able to do the same? Or let us know of other supply sources? In either case please contact me at

UPDATE June 8: for vulnerable refugee or unregistered families : ASTI offers help (food aid) to unregistered migrant families in difficulty due to the Covid-19 situation: To help ASTI in this effort, see here



Thank you for your support!