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Don't feel safe? In the Netherlands there are a number of organizations where you can go. Do not hesitate and contact them.

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Last updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Are you in danger and do you need immediate help? Call 112. The website of the government explains when you should and should not call. But better safe than sorry! Don't feel safe? In the Netherlands there are a number of organisations where you can go. Do not hesitate and contact us.


  • For urgent and emergency situations: call 112

  • For non-emergency cases and questions: 0900-8844

  • For the hearing impaired or deaf persons (text phone): 0900-1844

  • For reporting crimes (anonymously): 0800-7000

Veilig Thuis (Safe at home)

Do you not feel safe with your host family or in your reception location? Call: 0800 2000. Veilig Thuis offers a listening ear and gives advice where you can go for help.

Leaflet with tips: safe on the run

This flyer from CoMensha gives some tips to be safe on the run. The flyer contains information about recognizing risks of exploitation and human trafficking, what to do about it and where to report it. The website is in Dutch, but you can directly download the English flyer here. There is also a version of the flyer in Ukrainian and Russian available.

Safety for LGBTI people

Do you feel unsafe as an LGBTI person? Through the COC you can find all the information about safety and support for LGBTI people in the Netherlands. Looking for LGBTI friendly emergency shelter? Through rainbow.whodis.org, refugees can search for LGBTI-friendly emergency shelter, mainly in Europe.

Suicide prevention

Do you, or does someone close to you, think about suicide? Talking about it helps and you can do so anonymously. Chat on the website of 113 Zelfmoordpreventie or call 0800-0113 (free of charge if you call from a Dutch number).

Swimming in a lake or in the sea

The Nederlandse Reddingsbrigade (Dutch Rescue Association) has made two leaflets in Ukrainian about what you should take into account when you go swimming. There is a leaflet about swimming in the sea and a leaflet about swimming in a lake .