HostNation believes every refugee deserves a friend.

A digital means of connecting those offering friendship with those needing it.

We are an introductory service dedicated to connecting people in their communities. A befriender commits to meeting the refugee or asylum seeker that they are introduced to 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 then please consider donating.

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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 the Guide

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 all our hearts”

“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 that will welcome us into their lives and family”

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