Refugee Resilient Competitors

Refugee ResilientSport is more than a hobby. It is a way to build resilience. For so many refugees, sport is a way to have fun, to heal, to rebuild. Sport can reduce stigma. For all refugees, with or without disabilities, having the opportunity to access sports can build physical and mental wellbeing. And of course it challenges what other people thought might be possible. #cheerforrefugees

What a great day at #Tokyo2020 for our team. Anjelina finishes with a Personal Best at her second Olympic Games. Hoping for a faster time, but leaves with a smile on her face and a feeling of having given it her all.

Anjelina Lohalith

Lohalith was born in South Sudan. She and her family slept in the brush to avoid being found during raids. In 2001 when Lohalith was eight years old she had to leave her home when her country was gripped by civil war and violence closed in on her village with landmines being found near her home. She was separated from her parents as her parents sent her to Kenya for safety. She arrived in northern Kenya in 2002, settling in the Kakuma refugee camp. The Kakuma refugee camp is one of the largest refugee camps in the world with over 179,000 people. While attending primary school in the camp she took up running.

Anjelina Lohalith

Saeid realised his dream today with two great races alongside the best athletes in the world.

Saeid Fazloula
Saeid Fazloula carrying his canoe

Pumped for the future, he is already dreaming of Paris 2024.

Saeid Fazloula
Saeid Fazloula – on the river, ready to race


Refugee Resilient
#RefugeeOlympicTeam #Hope #OlympicRefuge
#StrongerTogether #withrefugees #cheerforrefugees #UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

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