About Madrid For Refugees

Madrid For Refugees (MFR), established in 2015, is a non-profit organization formed by a network of international professionals in Madrid who collaborate voluntarily to help and empower those in the local community who are: individuals who find themselves in the status of being a refugee, asylum seekers, stateless, and migrants in need of international protection and/or at risk of social exclusion. MFR works to improve social integration and employability.

Madrid For Refugees’ activities include classes, workshops and training for refugees (Digital Literacy, Languages, Coding, Employment), donations of essential items, awareness-raising initiatives, social intervention, and a refugee support network with partner organizations.

Through initiatives, we support more than 300 refugees in official refugee centers run by the government and by NGOs, along with more than 60 families in the community. We work with refugees from all over the world, such as Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Jamaica, Venezuela, Eritrea, Morocco, Honduras, Colombia, El Salvador.

We collaborate with refugee centers, NGOs and businesses. Some of our partners include the United Nations (Agencia de Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados), la Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado (CEAR), ONG CESAL, Cruz Roja Española, CEPAIM, la Asociación La Kalle Vallecas y Refugiados Sin Fronteras

The Madrid for Refugees team is a professional network, including academics, professors, psychologists, UN professionals, entrepreneurs, experts from the international relations, geopolitics and technology sector, musicians, photographers, artists and more. We offer tailored training and consulting services for companies, universities, schools and entities through workshops, courses and team-building activities. We rely on the generosity of individuals and organizations to allow us to continue our mission of empowering the refugee community.

VAT number (CIF): G87483087
National Registry of Associations in Spain nº 610122
Calle Mira el Río Baja, 20, 28005 Madrid

Meet our team

Interview with MFR President

A look at MFR with coordinator Hugo Jovel