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The Kurdish community in the UK

The UK has a thriving Kurdish community. The KRG UK Representation maintains good ties with Kurdish community associations, cultural groups, representatives and individuals in different parts of the UK, regularly meeting them to hear their requests and concerns and to promote their work and activities. We encourage the Kurdish community to be active citizens in the UK with strong links to our homeland. 

The KRG UK Representation regularly supports or participates in Kurdish organisations’ activities in Britain, such as cultural and artistic festivals, college and university [discussions], medical and scientific seminars, and Anfal genocide remembrances. And every year, members of the Kurdish community, as well as our British and international friends, are invited to our summer reception.

Some of the UK’s Kurdish and Iraqi community and cultural organisations are listed below. If you would like your Kurdish community organisation to be considered for inclusion here, please contact us on uk@krg.org , stating the name of your organisation, its address, email, phone number and the main contact person.


Community and cultural associations

Listed in order of location

Croydon Kurdish Association
73-77 London Road
West Croydon
The Kurdish Centre, Croydon
Shorsh Barzanji
4 Katherine Street
Croydon CR0 1NX   
Tel. 0208 681 8305
Derby Kurdish Community Association
Unit 160 Westfield
Derby DE1 2PG
Tel: 013326 14329
Mobile, Pishtiwan Sami 07886 274646
Mobile, Ranjbar Bawani 07729 276425
Glasgow Kurdish Community
Kawa Ali
Mobile 07782 213890
Kurdish Forum, Huddersfield
Sarwat Darbani
Email: Sarwat81@hotmail.com
Leeds Kurdish Community
Rashid Tamar
Email: contact@rashidtamer.com
Mobile 07519 592333
Gharib Bani
Gilgamish Association
Dr Munira Faili


The Kurdish Advice Centre
St Mary's Community Centre
Birkbeck Road
London N8 7PF
Tel: 020 8347 9657
FAX: 020 8347 8669

Kurdish Cultural Centre
Diar Bakir
14 Stannary Street
London SE11 4AA
Tel: 0207 7350918
Fax: 0207 5828894
Email: admin@kcclondon.org
Kurdish Disability Organisation
Haji Karim
6 - 9 Manor Gardens
London N7 6LA
Email: kdoorg@ikurd.com
Tel: 07545 696411
Fax: 0207 2729833
Kurdish Housing Association
Dana Abbas
Selby Centre
Selby Road
London N17 8JL
Email: info@kurdishhousing.org
Tel: 0208 8089954
Fax: 0208 4930163
Kurdish Association
Media Zahawi
Palingswick House
241 King Street
Hammersmith, London W6 9IP
Email: admin@kurdishassociation.org.uk
Tel. 0208 5637918
Western Kurdistan Association
Palingswick House
241 King Street
LondonW6 9LP
Email: info@westernkurdistan.org.uk
Tel. 020 8563 7918
Fax. 020 8741 6436.
Kurdish Community Centre
Fairfax Hall
11 Portland Gardens
London N4 1HU
Email: info@kurdishcentre.org
Tel. 0208 880 1804
Promoting Kurdish arts and culture to the UK and international community
Sarah Panizzo
19 Chelsea Park Gardens
London SW3 6AF
Email: panizzose@btinternet.com
Tel. 0207 351 6212

Kurdish Personalities Association
Kamal Chalabi
PO Box 63122
London W14 4AU
Mobile 07932 016907
The Kurdish Art Centre
Awat Osman Ali
47 Bowood Road
London EN3 7LH
Email: kac.2009@yahoo.co.uk
Kurdish Artists Rights
Mansour Izadpanah
Email: m.izadpanah@gmail.com
Mobile: 07754 659288
Kurdish Association Centre in Greater Manchester
Email: kurdishassociationcentre@yahoo.co.uk
Mobile: 07761 616535
Kurdish Art Group, Manchester
Email: Amang.art@googlemail.com
Mobile 07759 263611
Kurdistan Community for Kurds, Middlesbrough
Email: Sarkhell.radha@nhs.net
Mobile 07515 347645
Plymouth Kurdish Community
Shukur Abubakir
Aararat Room
1st Floor, Anglia House
Derrys Cross
Plymouth PL1 2SH
Email: plymouthkurdishcommunity@msn.com
Tel. 01752 242156
Portsmouth Kurdish Community Association
Mr Umed
Kurdish Community Association
Victory Business Centre
Somers Road North
Portsmouth PO1 1PJ
Email: pkca@hotmail.co.uk
Mobile: 07912 758673
Mobile: 07517 484241


Women’s organisations

Kurdish & Middle East Women’s Organisation (KMEWO)
Ms Kharman
Caxton House
129 St. John’s Way
London N19 3RQ
Email: waviolence@ukonline.co.uk
Tel: 0207 2631027
Fax: 0207 5619594
Mobile: 07748851125
Kurdistan Refugee Women’s Organisation (KRWO)
Gona Saeed
Unit H Fourth Floor
Hannibal House
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
London SE1 6TE
Tel: 0207 708 0057

Medical, scientific and student organisations

Kurdish Medical Association in UK (KuMA - UK)
Dr Tishk Shawis
Email: tshawis@aol.com
Mobile: 07808 061045
Dollan House
Matchett Drive
Colchester CO4 5AN
Support Committee for Higher Education in Kurdistan (SCHEIK - UK)
Kurdish Medical and Scientific Federation (KMSF)
The umbrella organization for Kurdish medical and scientific associations
For contact details please see http://www.kmsf.org.uk/board.html
Newcastle and Gateshead Medical Volunteers
Mr Sarkhell
Email: sarkhell.radha@nhs.net
Mobile 07515 347645
Kurdish Studies and Students Organisation (KSSO)
Dr Janroj Keles 
Email mc@ksso.org.uk


Azadi Saturday School
Kurdish Cultural Centre
14 Stannary Street
London SE11 4AA
Email: admin@kcclondon.org.uk
Tel. 020 7735 0918
Dorset Kurdish School
Ms Hawar Shawkat
45 Yarmouth Road
Dorset BH12 1JJ
Email: h.noori@ntlworld.com

Football teams

Hull Kurdish Team
Sarko Kamal
Email: sarko8@hotmail.com
Mobile 07861 740129
Kurd Stars
Namak Khoshnaw
Email: namaktv@hotmail.co.uk
Mobile 07708 170555
Kurdish United
Kurdistan United
Rzgar Ali
Email: rzgarali@hotmail.com
Mobile 07574 594451

Iraqi associations

British Iraqi Friendship Society
Ann Thomson, Joint Secretary
PO Box 572
London KT17 9GQ
Email: info@britishiraqi.co.uk
Al Muntada, Iraqi Association
Mr Jabar
Palingswick House
241 King Street
London W6 9LP
Email: info@iraqiassociation.org
Tel. 020 87415491
The Arab Group in Hounslow
Hunar Jabari
Email: thearabgroup@gmail.com
Tel: 0208 5696858
Iraqi Youth Foundation


Kurdish and Iraqi political party representatives in the UK

Kurdistan Democratic Party
Sherko Habib
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
Hawar Haji
Kurdistan Islamic Group
Faisal Aziz
Kurdistan Islamic Union
Kurdistan Communist Party
Pshtiwan Zangana
103 The Ridgeway
London W3 8LN
Email: Pshto3@hotmail.com
Faili Kurdish Movement
SabahYousif Faili
307 Elveden Road
Park Royal, London NW10 7ST
Email: ifk02@yahoo.co.uk
Tel:  020 8965 4493
Fax:  0208 9651488
Al Dawa Party
Dr Muhammad Al-Nasiri
Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI)
Ihsan Al-Hakim
Email: Isci_uk@talktalk.net  
Iraqi Islamic Party  

Farid Sabri
Flat D, 26 Penywern Road
London SW5 9SU
Iraqi National Congress
Nadim Al Abdalla
Email: Nadim_inc@yahoo.com
Iraqi Communist Party
Dr Ridhwan Alwakil
Email: radimali@hotmail.co.uk
Assyrian Democratic Movement
Emmanuel Yacoub
115 Finsburypark Road
London N4 2JU
Email: eyacoub@hotmail.com


UK friendship associations in the Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan-UK Friendship Association, Erbil
Halwest Shekhani
Mobile +964 (0)750 417 8888