Sport and refugees
Sport and refugees
What role can sport play in tackling the impact of displacement on young people?
On International Youth Day, 12 August 2020, sportanddev launched a call for articles on the role of sport in addressing challenges faced by refugees, especially younger people affected by displacement. The responses, which are from a wide range of individuals working in policy, civil society and academia, are being published below in the run up to and during our Week of Action on Sport and Refugees (21-27 September 2020). The call for articles is part of a partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
Sport for development: Emergency tool for refugees and internally displaced persons in Nigeria
A project started by FAME Foundation in Nigeria strives to penetrate rural communities and IDP camps in Nigeria in order to change mindsets and impact women and girls directly with the use of sports.
Active Kids project unites children and Syrian refugees through sport in Turkey
The Turkish Olympic Committee is working with Syrian refugee children to build their social cohesion with their new communities, while also promoting the values of leading an active and healthy lifestyle.
Utilizing sport for community belonging, peacebuilding, and employment opportunities: A human-centred design approach
With the growing interest around sport and refugees, highlighting how sport may be used to enhance lives, and how to structure sport programs according to refugees needs, is critical.
Sport and refugees in Berlin: Hangar 1 is a place where sport is made for all
An unused aircraft hangar at Berlin's Tempelhof airport has been converted to a space where refugees and and others come together to exchange and connect, and where services are offered in the areas of sports, culture, education and counselling.
Skateistan: Supporting displaced people through skateboarding and education
Skateistan not only provides internally displaced children the opportunity to learn skating, but their Back-to-School program also works to help educate those children who have had to drop out of formal schooling.