‘A Day in the Life of a Refugee’ at the World Economic Forum, 2017
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. The experience is co-developed with 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, weak legal infrastructure, corruption, disempowerment and frustration.
Crossroads again brought ‘A Day in the Life of a Refugee’ to the World Economic Forum in Davos, 2017.
“A profound experience.” Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, undertaking the refugee simulation.