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There are plenty of opportunities for social contacts! These initiatives include sports, activities for children and adults, social networks for newcomers and websites that match 'buddies' with refugees from Ukraine.

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Last updated: Friday, August 12, 2022

Several groups have been set up on social media - Facebook, Viber, WhatsApp and Telegram - to help refugees from Ukraine in the Netherlands.

Telegram channel for refugees

Through this Telegram channel daily news, tips and information about your stay in the Netherlands are shared.

Facebook group for refugees

In this Facebook group, refugees from Ukraine help each other with questions about finding work, housing, education and other relevant information.


Through the online platform CoCo, refugees from Ukraine can get in touch with each other in the Netherlands and meet in their own language. For each region there is a public group where you can chat and post activities. In order to regain a bit of the feeling of home in a foreign environment. The app is available for Android and iOS.

BNR Podcast

The podcast "Ukrayina" offers practical information about life in the Netherlands in Russian, Ukrainian and English. In this podcast, Victoria Koblenko answers practical questions about for instance looking for a job and requesting a social security number. Are you interested? Click on the link down below to listen to the podcast.

Net in Nederland

The Nederlandse Publieke Omroep (NPO) has set up a platform for refugees: Net in Nederland. Via Net in Nederland you can find social media channels specifically for refugees from Ukraine. Via, for example, Facebook, Instagram and Telegram, you can watch television programmes with Ukrainian subtitles for both children and adults. Besides television programmes, Net in Nederland also offers many useful videos with information about life in the Netherlands and Dutch culture. Would you like more information about Net in Nederland and everything it offers? Take a look at the poster of Net in Nederland and scan the QR code.