The current refugee crisis represents a big challenge for many European states and other nations all over the world. Due to lacking financial means, refugees are only provided with primary care and are put into crowded mass accommodations without proper aid, ministration or guided support. Many people are traumatized from the brutality of war in their home country and have lost hope for themselves and their future. Especially children and teenagers have trouble to process the dreadful things they have experienced. In order to successfully integrate the refugees in our western society and help them to start a new life and future in the new country, they need to be psychologically stable and able to process traumatizing events and other experiences that might lead to consequential diseases as depression, anxiety or a posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Since most of the countries cannot afford psychological support or professional psychotherapy for everybody, physical activity has come into the focus as a possibility to help people cope with their past and support the psychological healing process. Sport or physical activity not only helps to reduce physiological stress reactions, but also increases self-confidence, works against a negative self-concept and improves mental health and the general well-being. Because of its mostly playful character sport helps people to find a way out of their social isolation and distracts them from problems and negative thoughts. Especially children and adolescents enjoy this way of engaging with other people and learn how to express and eliminate feelings like anger, fear or grief through physical exercise. Furthermore, collective sports also provide the opportunity for the refugees to learn about the social rules and manners of the new country and how to properly interact with other people. After a general overview of the refugee crisis and the current situation in Austria, this master-thesis will focus on the possibilities of sport as a collateral intervention for young refugees who suffer from stress, depression, anxiety or PTSD. The discussion is followed by 4 example-units for each condition.