Refugee Athletes Train For 2017 World Athletics Championships In London (Trailer) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency


Five refugee athletes will be competing at the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Athletics Championship for the first time. They have been working hard, training with Kenya’s elite national team and renowned athletes like world record holder David Rudisha. Ahmed Bashir Farah, Anjelina Lohalith, Dominic Lobalu, Rose Lokonyen, Kadar Omar will compete in London.Rose Lokonyen is used to the world stage - she took part in the Rio Olympics in 2016 as part of the Refugee Olympic Team, the first time in the history of the Games that refugees were allowed to participate as a team. Rosa said: “I see myself competing one day, one time in a higher level. Right now, I’m participating with the champions and now this is my time I have to polish my talent and to show people in the world that a refugee can make it.”Full story: Learn more: for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact up to date with our latest videos:, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more.Read more at http://UNHCR.orgSupport our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.