Founder, The Refugee Company
"There’s a big group [of refugees] who have been in the system for seven to eight years, waiting. Recently it has changed. The system goes much faster, policymakers are changing, they have changed their opinion to that people have to be active. Eight years ago, the policy was, we move people around as much as possible, through the Netherlands, so they cannot root somewhere. Then at the end of eight years, we say, “How come you didn’t find a job? Why are you on the couch?” You’re on the couch because you’re depressed — you’re broken."
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