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The Refugee Company empowers refugees. We speed up integration by placing people in the center of society.

December 1, 2016


    LIMITED EDITION – WHITE TAILORED SHIRT  (€250,- available for pre-order now). We proudly present our first tailored shirt for men, Made in Holland by Mr Khaled and Mahmoud Al Omar. Using the best fabrics from Italy, these two outstanding craftsmen are ready to make you a hand-cut, tailor-made shirt. Mr Khaled is a tailor with 40 years […]

November 6, 2016

AkzoNobel comes to Refugee Company

Refugee Company had a group of surprising volunteers on Thursday evening.  44 HR directors from the multinational AkzoNobel here for a global conference, took a break from their meeting room and came to give the Refugee Company space a bit of a facelift.

October 20, 2016

New York Times story on Refugee Company

                  The New York Times reporter Liz Alderman visited us recently and published her lengthy story on Refugee Company a few days ago and today they tweeted about us. You know you’ve made it when The Grey Lady turns her gaze you’re way – we’re happy our work is […]

October 4, 2016

Minister Asscher visits Refugee Company

Refugee Company was honoured to host Mr. Lodewijk Asscher, Minister of Social Affairs and Employment. Minister Asscher was very interested in the personal stories of Mr. Khaled, Mahmoud, Hida, Noor and Ziad. He also wanted to know how doing voluntary work, while living in an AZC (and beyond), helped each of them in their integration process. […]

September 9, 2016

Refugee Company at TEDx

Refugee Company was thrilled to be invited to TEDx Apeldoorn.  The theme of the evening was “Social Footprint” and Fleur Bakker and Mohammed Reza Amiri shared the stage to talk about Refugee Company’s own social footprint.For refugees, it is vital for to be able to openly share personal stories: the trauma and hardship of leaving […]

August 22, 2016

Volunteer with Refugee Company

Refugee Company is settling well in its new home in the Bijlmer Bajes. The Favela Painters  added a cheerful splash of colour to the front walls of the former prison as well as our own Refugee Company living space.