CONTACT US

Helsinki Office

Elimäenkatu 15, 3. floor
00510 Helsinki
Finland

Donor Service

Our donor service is closed during August, we will respond to contacts with a delay.

If you have any questions about donating or changing your information, please contact our donor service. We do not collect or coordinate material donation for refugees such as clothing or food.

Please contact us:

By email: donorservice@refugeecouncil.fi

By phone: +358 44 7429 203 (from Tuesday to Thursday 10–14)

Counseling and individual guidance 

Our Kurvi team offers counselling, support, and advice about residence permits and immigration matters:  

  • Phone consultation Wed-Thu from 12-16, tel. +358 44 742 9200 (calls, SMS, WhatsApp) 
  • Face-to-face counselling for residents of Helsinki aged 15-29 Mon-Thu from 12-16 at Ohjaamo Helsinki (address: Fredrikinkatu 48, Kamppi) 

Counseling for people fleeing war in Ukraine 

  • Telephone consultation in Finnish, English, Russian and Ukrainian tel. +358 44 724 9882 (calls, SMS, WhatApp)
  • Face-to-face counselling for refugees from Ukraine Tue-Wed 12-15 at the Help Center Helsinki (address: Teollisuuskatu 9F, Vallila)

Information on Temporary Protection and other frequently asked questions about can be found on the website of the Finnish Immigration Service.

In addition, Kurvi provides training and consulting for professionals. More information can be found on our website

Volunteering

Inquiries related to volunteering: vapaaehtoiset@pakolaisapu.fi
More information about volunteering on our website.

Staff contact details

Staff e-mail addresses follow the pattern firstname.lastname@refugeecouncil.fi.

Administration

Annu Lehtinen 
Executive Director
+358 44 719 1771

Jaakko Rämö 
Director of Finance and Administration
+358 44 7347 687

Tuuli Nikula 
Director of Organisational Development
+358 44 761 6556

Marianna Käck
Finance Officer
+358 45 238 1787

Susanna Remes
Senior Finance Officer
+358 447429209

Rosanna Lahtinen
Human Resources Officer
+358 44 746 8462

Elina Ala-Hannula
Administrative Coordinator
+358 44 723 5545

Communications and Marketing

Annika Nyman-Paajanen
Director of Communications and Marketing
+358 44 754 3298

Katja Mannerström
Head of Public Affairs
+358 44 761 5708

Marjukka Koskenkorva
Special Advisor, Communications
+358 45 133 3803

Melissa Ahlberg
Advocacy and Fundraising Officer
+358 44 764 2134

International Operations

Leena Kumpulainen
Director of International Programme
+358 40 543 4541

Tarja Saarela-Kaonga
Country Director, Uganda
+256 31 22 666 42

Piya Muqit
Country Director, Myanmar
+95 75 887 3461

Lotta Kinnunen
Country Director, Ethiopia
+251 97 8198 927

Massimo Lanciotti
Head of Humanitarian Operations and Global Grants
+358 44 709 5807

Outi Perähuhta
Adviser, International Programme
+358 45 121 5548

Domestic Operations

Ben Malinen
Domestic Programme Director
+358 44 761 3721

DEPARTMENT OF ORGANISATIONAL AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT WORK

Tuuli Nikula
Director of Organisational Development
+358 44 761 6556

Tuomas Rinne
Adviser, Tampere
Kulttuuritalo Laikku, Keskustori 4 (3rd floor), 33100 Tampere
+358 40 844 1217

Johanna Luukkonen
Adviser
+358 44 768 9243

Tuuli Shinyella (on parental leave)
Adviser

Tuire Pylvänäinen
Adviser
+358 44 742 9205

Janina Vesala
Assistant
+358 44 742 9206

Maija Mustajoki
Adviser, Volunteer Engagement and Global Education
+358 44 706 1531

Kaisa Honkala
Adviser, Volunteer Engagement and Stakeholder Engagement
+358 44 025 6834

Suvi Niemelä
Adviser, Volunteer Engagement and Global Education
+358 44 742 9201

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WORK UNIT

Petri Komulainen
Adviser, Peer Support 
+358 45 120 9036
 
Ala Saeed
Adviser, Peer Support 
+358 44 776 4859
 
Katja Korhonen
Adviser, Navigator Project
+358 44 762 4894
 
Amani Bakri
Adviser, Navigator Project
+358 44 725 3214
 
Heidi Nikula
Adviser, Navigator Project
+358 44 762 4894
 
INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT WORK UNIT
 
Tony Khalil
Leading Counsellor, Kurvi Function
+358 44 7328 061
 
Maryam Fathollahi
Counsellor, Kurvi Function
+358 44 759 8284
 
Elina Rahmani
Counsellor, training officer, Kurvi Function
+358 44 7671594
 

Bassel Badawieh
Councellor, Kurvi Function
+358 44 742 9208

Samira Fathulla
Councellor, Kurvi Function
+358 44 742 9211

Emma Rimpiläinen
Counsellor, Kurvi Function
+358 44 724 9882
 
Arttu Tolin
Counsellor, Kurvi Function (on study leave)
 
Ulla Tarkka
Adviser, Sauma Function
+358 44 734 9297
 
Katja Korhonen
Adviser, Sauma Function
+358 44 774 6153
 
Shenäh Räzabi
Adviser, Reilu työelämä
+358 44 742 9207
 
Ahmed Mesaedy
Adviser, Reilu työelämä
+358 44 7411 069

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