The International Confederation (IB), with its registered association, companies and holdings, is one of the major service providers in youth, social and educational work in Germany. In Berlin Marienfelde, the company IB Berlin-Brandenburg gGmbH operates a temporary home for refugees. At present, around 700 people live here, half of whom are under 18. Since its foundation in 1949, the International Federation has been helping people who have left their home for various reasons. On the basis of the IB's statutes, principles, mission statement and guidelines "Help for Refugees", the staff work to welcome people here and support them in their new start.