The new protocol set up by UEFA and the Union Nations High Commissioner for Refugee offices has established a long-term initiative to support the refugees and forcibly displaced people by harnessing the transformative power of football to assist and uphold the rights and strengthen their integration in their host communities.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said in a statement that, “No matter where in the World I travel for UNHCR, refugee camps, settlements, towns and cities, I see how football has the extraordinary ability to unite people around a common passion. Through our partnership with UEFA, we hope to use the power of football to connect displaced people and the communities that host them. Sport provides an opportunity for refugee children and youth to be included and it also has the transformative power to rebuild lives and inspired positive values ”
UEFA football will use this opportunity to help civil societies and impact their life’s in a positive way through football which bonds everyone. The Agreement was signed on Wednesday at UNHCR’s headquarters in Geneva.