Become the Light

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9 out of 10 people in refugee camps live without access to light, which is essential for work, sport and play. To help remedy this situation, the International Olympic Committee is partnering with the UN Refugee Agency and together we are on a mission to provide light to a refugee camp. We invite you to help us make a difference, join in below.

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How to Get Started

The steps you take every day can help provide light to a refugee camp.
Get involved:


Sign Up

Tell us about you & your activity.


Get Active

Your steps will be added to a global tally.


Light Up The World

Our collective steps will be converted to light.

Our Vision

Our vision is to build a better world through sport. 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.

We are on a mission to transform this positivity into light by bringing it to four key refugee camp sectors: the streets, sports areas, households and community spaces. And we’re asking everyone to get involved.

Light After Dark

In a refugee camp sunset means day’s end. Light has the transformative power to change that by keeping people moving, working and playing.

Learn about the difference light can make below:

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

Martina Pomeroy, External Relations Officer for the UNCHR, Rwanda

Become the Light Films

Olympians are beacons of positivity, spreading light and inspiring everyone to ‘Become the Light’.

The Anthem Film

Watch why we believe that together we can shine and light up the world.


We believe that by striving for excellence, the possibilities are endless.


We build our best relationships by guiding and nurturing those around us.


We move forward as one when we respect the strengths in ourselves and others.

The Making Of

See the magic behind how our films were created with some amazing athletes and our core values.

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