Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Different Kind of World Cup!

You might be interested to check out a US-based blog: The Refuge Media Project which aims to create films and discussion about refugee issues and torture. They are reporting on a Refugee World Cup which was held in the San Francisco Bay Area and another one that is due to happen in the Boston Area on June 19th. What a brilliant idea! Did anyone think of it for South Africa? Given the threats that refugees are experiencing in Cape Town about what might happen to them after the World Cup is over(see Cape Times of 4th and 7th June), this could be just the kind of "welcome" the refugee community could do with.

1 comment:

  1. Duncan Breen from CoRMSA(Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa)reports on an even better idea: UNHCR organised a Township football tournament in Gauteng in which teams consisting of refugees, migrants and South Africans played together, competing against other townships. So, what about other cities? and getting some big names involved? There's still time!


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