Who we are

About 80 volunteers have formed a support organization for refugees living in Rheinbach, to provide help rapidly and without bureaucracy. The organization was founded in October 2014, our members coming from a wide range of professions, ages and interests, devoid of any political, religious or other allegiances. We are organized in an informal way and lay emphasis on our independence.

Our principal aims are to welcome, support and offer possibilities of integrating into our society, to learn our language and prepare themselves for the new life in our country. Simultaneously we try to assuage their fears and understand their problems. The trauma due to the war, the enormous material and human losses – some in their own families – and the violence and suffering which they have experienced have to be treated with humanity, understanding and discretion.