Meet Rozy (20)

Rozy fled Syria many 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

Active in Sweden since 2016, we primarily work on fundraising for our international programmes together with a vibrant network of partners. In Sweden itself, we collaborate with refugee and displaced youth to enhance their wellbeing. Our psychosocial support programme focuses on the inclusion of communities who would otherwise be excluded.

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 empowerment work in Lebanon and Uganda sees local people trained to provide vital psychosocial support in the immediate aftermath of crisis.

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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  • Naturkraft: Nature Force

    Nature Force (Naturkraft) is a psychosocial support project that offers an opportunity for new arrivals in Sweden to explore and learn about Swedish nature. By getting out into nature, youth affected by conflict can begin to process the effects of war and flight.

  • Att leva i Sverige


    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

    This unique collaboration with the Södertälje municipality and Swedish logistics giant Scania provides refugee youth with mentors and a training course to connect them to work and boost their self-confidence.

  • Framtidshoppet

    Multiple Locations in Sweden

    This project helps refugee students subject to Sweden's new Upper Secondary School Act to create a positive future for themselves after they graduate. We support them to find jobs and pair them up with professional mentors to explore their passions and fully prepare them for working life.

  • We Can Do IT!


    This project is a collaborative project with IBM Sweden, aiming to empower and inspire young women and girls who have faced the brunt of war and displacement by equipping them with essential IT skills.

Key Partner

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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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Peter Brune is our Managing Director 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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