The Netherlands

MEET SARA (15)

Sara escaped the crisis in Afghanistan in 2016, seeking refuge in the Netherlands. To this day, she finds vital support and stability through TeamUp...

“Some say I am too old for these activities. No, I’m not. I enjoy them too much!”

What We Do

The impact of war and flight goes far beyond physical wounds. Our programme works to rebuild hope and confidence for the hundreds of refugee children who arrive at our borders.

In fact, TeamUp was born in the Netherlands. Together with Save the Children and UNICEF Netherlands, we use play as a means to help young people process their experiences.

When we’re not busy building on this flagship psychosocial support intervention, we’re spending our days finding new and innovative ways to raise funds for children in war. Our famous friends, including Chef’Special and Marco Borsato help us do this justice.

Our projects

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

Where we work

6,462

CHILD PARTICIPANTS

238

WAR CHILD VOLUNTEER FACILITATORS

1

WAR CHILD INTERVENTION

  • TeamUp

    Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Tilburg and more

    During weekly sessions at 38 asylum seekers’ centres and schools across the country, children take part in structured play and movement-based activities led by trained facilitators. Each activity has a specific goal related to a theme such as dealing with anger or interacting with peers.

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Partners

Rituals partner War Child

Rituals

The Netherlands’ favourite beauty brand brings years of marketing prowess to support War Child in the development of creative concepts and fundraising campaigns.

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NPL partner War Child

Nationale Postcode Loterij

Every year, we are able to reach more children affected by conflict thanks to a generous donation of €1.35 million from this one-of-a-kind charity lottery.

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Contact

Ernst Suur is Managing Director of our Netherlands programme. Have a question or keen to join forces? Please reach out via one of the channels below

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