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Bikes for refugees in Düsseldorf

Helping refugees get around in Düsseldorf, Germany

The Air Liquide Foundation is supporting Flingern mobil e.V, an association created in 1997 whose aim is to help those in difficulty (vulnerable people, the elderly, refugees, people suffering from addiction, etc.). This project consists in giving bikes to refugees in Düsseldorf.

Difficulty getting around

Bruchstrasse center in Düsseldorf houses around 100 refugees. They mostly get around by foot, since they can't afford private cars or even to use public transportation. This situation limits how far they can travel, as well as hampering their integration and personal fulfillment.

Greater autonomy for beneficiaries

The aim of this project is to enable refugees staying at Bruchstrasse center to get around independently on bikes; a cheap mode of transportation that is ideal for getting around town. It is a very simple idea with a real impact, giving refugees autonomy, facilitating their integration and enabling them to discover their new surroundings more easily.

© Flingern mobil e.V
© Flingern mobil e.V

The Air Liquide Foundation's contribution

The Air Liquide Foundation is supporting Flingern mobil e.V by financing the acquisition of 24 bikes, as well as locks and helmets.


  • Project initiator: Flingern mobil e.V
  • Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Year of Support: 2015
  • Sponsor : Andreas Voss, Air Liquide Deutschland