20 Oct 2021
Danish Refugee Council has established a telephone hotline and website, where immigrants and refugees in Denmark can get information about the coronavirus/Covid-19 in their own language.
The hotline was set up by the NGO Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in response to the massive need for information for inhabitants who are not fluent in Danish. It is funded by Novo Nordisk Foundation, and the information is provided in collaboration with the Danish Health Department.
The hotline is available daily by phone and web chat between 14:00-16:00, starting from the 6th of April. Visit the hotline’s website
Overall, the Danish state has done little to inform citizens in languages other than Danish. The official state pages with advice and rules regarding the virus have not been translated. But a new project is underway from the government, focusing on vulnerable foreigners in the social housing projects.
Beside DRC’s new hotline, NGOs have established other kinds of support for refugees and migrants:
How else has the COVID-19 pandemic affected refugees and migrants in Denmark?