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Sport and refugees weekly: 24 June 2022

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Sport and refugees weekly: 24 June 2022

Want to know what's happening in the world of sport and refugees? Here are the top headlines for the week ending on 24 June 2022.

Glamour as Kinshasa hosts the 7th edition of Night of African Football (Africa News)

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Night of African Football. This year’s theme was sports, peace and development, as a symbol of unity that football represents, especially given the security issues facing the host nation, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Can football enhance the lives of refugees? – new study (Loughborough University)

A new research study, being conducted by Alessio Norrito at Loughborough University, is looking into how sport might be beneficial to forced migrants who have crossed the Mediterranean. The study will look at the role the sport can provide during resettlement in Europe, including fostering inclusion of those new to the country.

Karen refugees find community through chinlone (Kansas City Star)

In Kansas City, a group of Karen-Americans gather in a park every day to practice their favourite sport – chinlone. A traditional sport from Myanmar, the refugees learnt it in a camp in Thailand, after they fled their home country. The sport has been a way for Karen refugees to find connections after migrating to America.

The refugees needed toilets ‘more than one can imagine.’ A donor stepped up (Inside Philanthropy)

Four courageous caregivers succeeded in a heroic escape from Ukraine, accompanying 30 people with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities to a facility in Poland. The Polish facility and caregivers will receive assistance from the Special Olympics Poland office, in partnership with the Lions Club International Foundation.

This information has been compiled by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.


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