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A Day in the Life of a Refugee at Davos

Our refugee colleagues often quote the old proverb: “You cannot understand a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes”.

This programme is not a talk or a video. It invites participants to take a few steps in the shoes of refugees, through a simulated environment which re-creates some of the struggles and choices they face to survive, each day.

The experience is developed by the NGO, Crossroads Foundation, and designed by refugees, internally displaced persons and aid workers to create as realistic a scenario as possible and to target issues that need addressing by global leaders: ethnic conflict, military arrogance, corruption, disempowerment and frustration.

The event in Davos has now finished, with the completion of this year’s World Economic Forum. 


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Special thanks

Our deep gratitude to the generous sponsors who made it possible: Facebook, Linklaters, Mastercard, Nestle and UPS.

Get involved

Please email discuss ways you may wish to engage with the plight of refugees.