Refugees in Zaatari camp celebrated #Worldrefugeeday

June 21, 2021

During an entire week, on the occasion of #Worldrefugeeday, Peace and Sport highlighted that sport could significantly enrich the lives of refugees, boost their physical and mental health, and help them gain confidence and forge new relationships.

Over 150 boys and girls enjoyed table tennis, teqball and kickboxing/self-defense online sessions organized by the 6 coaches from the « Live Together » program, in partnership with WAKO, ITTF Foundation and FITEQ. The young beneficiaries also took part in the “Youth with Refugees Art Contest” organized by UNHCR on the theme “Together through sport”.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, all activities had to stop in Zaatari refugee camp and a strict lockdown was implemented. The activities part of the « Live Together » program have been adapted to the situation to continue supporting refugees and fostering their resilience.

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