About us

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

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 being recognized here and abroad and welcome any attention […]

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.

June 13, 2016

Order a tuxedo from Mr Khaled!

Through our Kickstarter campaign you can order a tuxedo from Mr Khaled: Mister Khaled makes the finest custom tailored tuxedos. Support him by giving him the opportunity to start creating again! Read more about Mr Khaled here.

June 9, 2016

Designing Solutions

With the Product Design Department of the University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam (HvA), the Refugee Company is developing practial design solutions to improve life in the Emergency Camps. After listening carefully to some of the personal  experiences of refugees, the students have come up with new design solutions. Most of them very helpful and practical […]