About us

Founded by a group of independent business people and creatives who were touched by the European refugee crisis and called to action, Movement On The Ground has evolved into a team of like-minded individuals determined to bring change to humanitarian field. We believe that all humans – no matter who you are or where you come from – have the right to live in a safe, healing, enabling and dignified environment. We envision a global Movement of people, organisations and governing bodies that put the human back into the humanitarian sector.

We stand with and for people on the move. We build bridges with the local communities where we work. We acknowledge the dire circumstances, but remain optimistic about the positive change that can be achieved. We look to transform refugee hotspots towards safe, healing and enabling environments with our Camp to campUs philosophy. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with all stakeholders, including the local host community, governing bodies and other organisations.

We want to change the public perception of what it means to be a 'refugee'. We want to drive sustainable change with and for people on the move. Ultimately, we want to help pave the way for people on the move to integrate into their future society.

We are still small and we don't have all the answers, but we aim to fill in the humanitarian gaps wherever it is most needed.


At the core of the Movement On The Ground mission is the ‘Camp to campUs’ philosophy, the process of transforming refugee hotspots into safe, healing and dignified environments. Places where refugees feel empowered and included in the running of services and projects. Where both host and hosted community can feel included, valued and connected.

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We do what needs to be done to create sustainable change with and for people on the move. We therefore apply the Movement mindset:

  • HUMAN-CENTRED: We always put people at the core of our decision making. We have a ground-up approach.

  • BOLD: We seek opportunities rather than see challenges. We dare to challenge the status quo.

  • HUMBLE: We approach people, situations and circumstances with kindness, dignity and respect.

  • HANDS-ON: We are pro-active, with an anywhere and anyhow mindset.

  • BUILD BRIDGES: Between people and communities, between those on the move and those seeking to provide support.


Do you want to be part of a team of caring, ambitious, like-minded people determined to bring change to humanitarian aid? Come and join our team!


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It's with great thanks to our partners and the contributions of our sponsors, Movement On The Ground has the opportunity to keep moving. From clothing donations to project development, our partners enable us to help and empower people on the move.

Meet our sponsors and partners


Our ambition is to be as transaprent and accountable as possible. We're continuously exploring ways and opportunities to improve this.

Policy plans and annual reports