International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President meets with refugee athletes in Kenya
“I aspire to be like Mo Farah. I am a big fan. My goal is to run with him in future. He is a good athlete, the way he runs and his style inspire me a lot.”
“My mother won many modelling titles and has been featured in many fashion magazines. I admire her and am grateful for her support.”
Somalia is my country. It is my home. I am going to Sallagle which is safe for us. I want to do farming in Sallagle and provide for my family.
“Kenya and UNHCR have been like our parents for the last 26 years. We continue to request donors and other well-wishers to continue funding Dadaab so that we can continue to receive vital services like maternal and child healthcare.”
“We honour the resilience and courage of more than 65 million people who have been forced to flee war, persecution and violence. But it’s also a moment to recognise those communities and people around the world who receive refugees and the internally displaced in their midst, offering them a safe place, and welcoming them in their schools, their workplaces and their societies.”
“Art feeds me. This is my hobby, it is my life. I have nothing else.”
‘The learners feel safe to come to study at night. Without this project, it would be impossible for this to happen’
UNHCR estimates that nearly US$40,000 worth of assistance is needed to deal with the effects of the flooding.
“One of my students went on to Princeton, one of the top Ivy League schools in the US, for his undergraduate degree, then to Germany where he completed his postgraduate degree. He is now pursuing his doctorate.”
“Running is my passion, it is something I really love to do and it is a way of life to me. It gives me hope and hope is life.”