Who are we?

Learn more about the non-profit organization Unga Allergiker and our work towards a more inclusive society for allergics.

About us

’Unga Allergiker’ (translates to ’Allergic Youth’) is a non-governmental organization and works to connect and support children and youth, between the ages 6–29, with asthma, allergies and/or other hypersensitivities.

We strive to encourage each other and to show that we set the boundaries, not our allergies!

As a member you can…
• Meet new friends with similar experiences.
• Be involved and influence. More members equals a stronger voice in the public debate!
• Engage in a local organization and learn more about volunteer work and democracy.
• Join us at camps, member meetings and other fun activities.

Why are we needed?

Asthma and allergies are two common diseases among children and youth that affect quality of life and the possibility to partake in the society. Today about a third of children have some sort of allergy and about eight percent of all schoolchildren have asthma.

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities states that people with disabilities have the right to take part in the society on equal premises as everyone else. This also includes people with asthma and allergies.

However, asthma and allergies are often forgotten – they are invisible disabilities that seldom are taken seriously.

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There are youths and children who find it difficult to participate on equal terms.

We want to change that! By increasing the understanding and knowledge about what it’s like to live with asthma, allergies and other hypersensitivity, we work to make society accessible for everyone.

Our local organizations arrange fun activities where everyone can participate. We also organize our yearly national summer camps and member meetings. We create change by political lobbying and raising awareness about topics like the right to adequate health care, the issues with smoking and animals in public areas as well as the right to school lunches.