Sweden

Meet Rozy (20)

Rozy fled Syria several years ago. Yet, her memories of war stuck with her. Today she's using her experiences to help others as one of our local youth ambassadors...

"I grew up in war. I made it. But there are many other children who need your help."

What we do

War Child has been active in Sweden since 2016. We work primarily to introduce refugee youth to Nordic culture and link them to local job opportunities.

Together with our partners, we also dedicate time and funds to our international programmes. Our capacity building work in Lebanon and Uganda sees local people trained to provide vital psychosocial support in the immediate aftermath of crisis.

For children to recover from war, their fundamental rights must be upheld - including the right to a healthy mind. We engage with key mental health networks, governments and policymakers across Sweden as well as civil society to ensure this reflects reality.

Our projects

Curious to learn more about a specific project? Click on the pins in the map below.

Where we work

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CHILD PARTICIPANTS

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ADULT PARTICIPANTS

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PARTNERS

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WAR CHILD PROJECTS

  • Naturkraft

    Stockholm
    Getting out into nature is one way that children can begin to process the effects of war and flight. That’s exactly what this psychosocial support project offers - an opportunity for new arrivals to explore Sweden’s natural parks and nature reserves.

     
  • Att leva i Sverige

    Stockholm

    Living in Sweden (Att leva i Sverige) is a method to help young refugees get to grips with and increase their knowledge on Swedish society. Delivered in partnership with Swedish NGO and youth organisation Fryshuset.

     
  • Together, a project with SCANIA

    Södertälje, Stockholm County

    A unique collaboration between War Child, the Södertälje municipality and Swedish logistics giant Scania. Unaccompanied refugee youth are assigned mentors and follow a one-year training course - not only designed to connect them to work but also boost their self-confidence.

     
  • Framtidshoppet

    Stockholm

    'The Future Jump' directly supports refugee students who are subject to the new Upper Secondary School Act in Sweden so that they can create a positive future for themselves after they graduate. Not only do we support them in their job search, we also pair them up with professional mentors. This way they can explore their passions and fully prepare for working life.

     
  • National Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Working Group

    Stockholm

    At the end of 2020, War Child Sweden took over the coordination responsibility for the national mental health and psychosocial support working group, together with Karolinska Institutet. We have also created a dialogue on this topic by engaging important stakeholders in the Nordic context such as The MHPSS Collaborative and the Red Cross-affiliated IFRC Resource Centre for Psychosocial Support (PS Centre) in Copenhagen.

     

Our partners in Sweden

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Scania

Since 2018, this well-known commercial vehicle provider has facilitated our entrepreneurial project - bringing professional mentors and refugee children together to forge a path towards employment.

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Contact

Peter Brune is our Secretary General in Sweden.

For more information or a specific question, please reach out to him below.

War Child Sweden
Stora Nygatan 45
111 27 Stockholm

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