Emergency island

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Notinsel is a network of shops and stores where children can find refuge in danger.

The starting points are recognizable by the uniform sign on the entrance door, on which three children are stylized with the motto: " Where we are, you are safe ."

The project

The project was started by the Hansel and Gretel Foundation in Karlsruhe in 2002 and is being implemented nationwide. With the Notinsel project, the Hänsel + Gretel Foundation took the initiative and created an opportunity to show children in emergency situations where they can get help. Emergency islands can be found in retail stores, bakers, butchers, hairdressers, small supermarkets, pharmacies, banks and much more. provided they are qualified and willing to help children when they need it. Every Notinsel partner shop signs a voluntary commitment and then receives a sticker that is clearly visible for children. An instruction in the shop shows the regional emergency numbers and explains to the employees what to do in an emergency. In this way, children in need can flee to the marked shops and be sure that they will find competent help there.


The project is widely supported by prominent ambassadors. Axel Schulz , moderator of the tiger duck club Pete Dwojak , or star hairdresser Udo Walz are committed to the emergency island.


The project is being implemented across Germany in participating cities, municipalities and districts by responsible partners (youth welfare office or non-profit organizations). Notinsel is in over 230 cities / municipalities / districts in Germany.

Individual evidence

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