Stand for Justice. Stand with Us.

Non-Ukrainian, Still Human

We are a diverse group of non-Ukrainian nationals who sought refuge in the Netherlands during the Russian invasion in Ukraine. Our temporary protection is under threat.

Outgoing State Secretary Eric van der Burg (Justice and Security) wanted to end our protection on September 4, 2023. On Friday, September 2, 2023, the decision to terminate our temporary protection was frozen or suspended until the final ruling has been made by the Council of State (Raad van State).

On Wednesday, January 17, 2024, the Council of State (Raad van State) ruled that the outgoing State Secretary, Eric van der Burg was not allowed to end the temporary protection as it didn’t align with the EU TP Directive.

However, the State Council has now ruled that our protection ends on March 4, 2024. Highlighting that we do not fall under the March 4, 2025 extension.

The rules in the EU Temporary Protection Directive confirms otherwise.

  • Temporary Protection Directive 2001/55/EC.
  • Explanatory Memorandum to COM(2023)546 – Extension Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/382.

All we are asking for is a fair treatment and compassion.

Messages Sent

WATCH & LISTEN TO the "Derdelanders" STORY on X

We have been on a roller coaster ride for the past year and a half, with ever-changing policies and deadlines that have been postponed at the last minute. 

Our new 21-minute video sheds light on the overlooked plight of third-country nationals from Ukraine who face uncertainty in the Netherlands.

IND was not allowed to interrupt our protection, but they did that third times and this time the fourth. 

Our stories, struggles and our call to action – all in one powerful watch. Let’s stand for honesty and empathy. 

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Your voice can make a difference

All War Victims

Deserve Compassion

Our Lives Matter

Human Dignity

We believe that all humans deserve respect and empathy, regardless of their background or nationality.

Our mission is to advocate for those values, to stand up against discrimination, and to create a world where compassion and fairness prevail.

The Fight for Fair Treatment

From War to Hope

Our lives were uprooted by conflict, but we found temporary refuge in the Netherlands. Here we’ve built connections, shared experiences, and started healing. Our story is one of resilience, hope, and a shared fight for justice.

On September 4, 2023, our temporary protection will be unjustly revoked. This decision targets us, non-Ukrainian nationals, overlooking our shared experiences as victims of war. We’re committed to challenging this act and fighting for a just solution.

We Demand Equal Protection

Stand Against Dehumanization

We are kind, happy and loving people regardless of our backgrounds. We demonstrate or protest to be seen, to be heard, and to be recognized as equal. We protest because our rights are at stake, our humanity is being questioned, and our call for empathy must not be ignored.

Join us in our peaceful demonstration for justice and equality.

Protection Denied = Humanity Denied

Our Stories Matter. Compassion Over Nationality
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