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Become the Light

At the International Olympic Committee, our vision is to build a better world through sport. We believe the Olympic athletes are beacons of positivity who carry the Olympic Spirit, spreading it to all corners of the world and inspiring everyone to become beacons of positivity themselves.

To support this belief, we are making a donation to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency to work together in bringing light to refugee camps in four key sectors: the streets, sports areas, households and community spaces.

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From Dark to Light

9 out of 10 people in refugee camps live without access to light which is important for work, study and play. Learn about the difference that the International Olympic Committee is making together with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in bringing light to refugee camps below:

“Light is one of the most important elements to ensure a dignified life in the camp.”

Martina Pomeroy, External Relations Officer for the UNHCR, Rwanda

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