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The Journey: Global support of the Refugee Teams

The Journey | UNHCR in partnership with the IOC and IPC | sportanddev.org

‘The Journey’ is calling for global support of the Refugee Teams competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The UN Refugee Agency have launched a powerful video to support the Refugee Olympic and Paralympic teams, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

‘The Journey’ tells the dramatized story of a refugee who is forced to flee her home on foot escaping conflict and persecution. Travelling by land and sea, she eventually reaches safety, reestablishes her life and starts running towards a new goal: a medal. Created in collaboration with two IOC Refugee Athlete Scholarship-holders, the social video highlights the power of sport to bring hope and change for all those forced to flee.