HostNation believes every refugee deserves a friend.
A digital means of connecting those offering friendship with those needing it.
We are a London-based introductory service dedicated to connecting people in their communities. Befrienders are matched with and then introduced to a refugee or asylum seeker in their area. They commit to meeting socially for a minimum of 3 hours once a fortnight over a period of 3 months.
If you like what we’re trying to do, but are not in London or don’t have the time to befriend, then please consider donating.
The Befrienders’ Guide
For detailed information on befriending and background to seeking asylum in the UK read our guide. It also includes answers to frequently asked questions (FAQS).
Read what recent friends have said about their experiences.
“He’s not an asylum seeker anymore, he’s Sanjal and he’s got a place in our heart”
“We do lots together but more than anything we have long, long talks. We will always keep in touch”
“Each thing we do together feels like a small step to letting her know she’s welcomed and loved. It has been a privilege to help”
“She’s so appreciative of everything and just needs some TLC”
“Through Mary I have had the best time of my life in England. She made me realise I wasn't all by myself”
“He is the kindest person I have ever met”
“When I am with her I feel a deep peace and happiness without negative thoughts or anxiety”
“It is such a wonderful thing to meet people who will welcome us into their life”
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