Who are we

Who we are

Human Aid Now is a small grassroots charity registered and recognized in the Netherlands. Founded in September 2016 with the aim of supporting refugees in Northern Greece, we have since expanded to running projects throughout Greece, Serbia, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Human Aid Now is passionate about ensuring refugees in transit have access to basic needs products and services. We specialize in intervening where we are most needed, quickly and efficiently in times of crisis.

Human Aid Now is a purely humanitarian organization. We do not take any political stand point about the migration crisis. We work with passion and respect and we endeavor to deliver our services whilst preserving as much as we can the dignity of the people we help and acting in the most sustainable manner possible. To increase our efficiency, we often work in collaborations with like minded NGOs.

All our programs and activities are centered around providing refugees in transit thoughout Europe with services and goods to satisfy their basic needs. We define basic needs as: food, clothing, shelter, safety, healthcare, information.

Human Aid NOW was originally called Human Aid in Greece but changed its name in 2019 as its mission expanded.


Transparency is a key word for Human Aid Now. We have a documented authorization scheme to determine how donations are spent. Feel free to contact us at info@humanaidnow.org for any information on this. We report on each cent that is spent and we are always very happy to inform donors about the progresses of projects they support. 

We are committed to keep our acquisition costs and overheads below ten percent of incoming funds. Actually, we are very proud that in our first two years of existence we managed to keep those costs under 1%, which means that more than 99% of donations were spent on site for the refugees. There is no remuneration or other financial incentives for the board members or any other persons who contribute to the success of Human Aid Now.

The Board and the CEO are collectively responsible for defining and agreeing the long-term vision, strategic planning and budgeting of the organisation. They share formal responsibility for Human Aid Now and must act in its best interests. CEO and Board members are volunteers and are not entitled to any financial compensation.


Founder and director


Wouter has a mathematics and logistics background and specialised in humanitarian development during his master’s degree. Next to his activities at Human Aid Now, he has worked as an advisor and academic for international humanitarian organisations through INSEAD and through his current work at Dalberg. Consequently, he has learned how to efficiently run a variety of humanitarian operations and this is what he attempts to do at Human Aid Now. He is our director and oversees the day to day operations. He started Human Aid Now originally in 2016 as Human Aid in Greece after having volunteered around Thessaloniki in Greece.


The board


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