“Sports and Refugees – the United Nations Refugee Agency perspective” – Nick Sore

UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency is the organisation at the forefront of addressing issues related to displaced populations. And due to the nature of the situation, refugees, internally displaced and stateless people find themselves in a limbo with limited opportunities to settle and a lack of support structures. But where does sport come in all of this? With its transformative power to bring communities together, sports can often go beyond their physical benefits, but also play a key role in social inclusion and mental wellbeing.

Guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Global Compact for Refugees and the “Agenda 2020 + 5”, UNHCR has partnered with numerous organisations like the International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee, and the Barca Foundation to bring sports-based programming to young refugees. Listen to this SportWorks TALK with Nick Sore, Senior Refugee Sports Coordinator at UNHCR to get to know more about their amazing work, and how sports are playing a role in supporting displaced populations.

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