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RefugeeHomeNL is a collaboration between the Red Cross, Salvation Army, VluchtelingenWerk (Refugee Work), and Takecarebnb, endorsed by the Ministry of Justice and Security. Until December 31, 2023, our mission is to ensure the safe and comfortable provision of private accommodation for Ukrainians.
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What is RefugeeHomeNL?
RefugeeHomeNL is a consortium formed by four organizations, established at the initiative of the Ministry of Justice and Security. The Dutch Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Vluchtelingenwerk (Dutch Council for Refugees), and the Takecarebnb Foundation collaborate within RefugeeHomeNL with the aim of coordinating and facilitating a safe, sustainable, and humane form of private accommodation for […]
When did RefugeeHomeNL start?
Shortly after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a significant influx of refugees began. Many tens of thousands of Ukrainians fled to the Netherlands. Simultaneously, there was a substantial spontaneous offer of assistance from our society to provide temporary shelter to these individuals. In March 2022, the initiatives of the four organizations were brought together under […]
What were the roles of the four organizations within RefugeeHomeNL?
The four organizations within RefugeeHomeNL each had their responsibilities for different aspects of the program’s implementation, and they collaborate as a whole: Takecarebnb – managed the applications, did screening of host families, and made the initial match between guests and hosts Red Cross – The “Verbinders” (Connectors) from the Red Cross facilitated the matchmaking between […]
How many people does RefugeeHomeNL assist?
A total of 3,458 refugees from Ukraine have found a temporary home in 1,726 Dutch host families through RefugeeHomeNL.
Why has RefugeeHomeNL ended?
The four organizations and the ministry have collectively decided not to apply for new funding for the year 2024. The main reason for ending the program is the significant decline in demand from guests and available host families. Additionally, it has become increasingly challenging to match the preferred locations of the displaced individuals (Randstad and […]
What will happen to RefugeeHomeNL in 2024?
The RefugeeHomeNL project has yielded significant outcomes and demonstrated that spontaneous offers of assistance from society, with the support of collaborating NGOs, have led to sustainable and secure accommodation solutions. The experiences gained from RefugeeHomeNL will be translated into an approach that can be quickly and smoothly implemented in the event of future humanitarian crises. […]