‘A Day in the Life of a Refugee’ at the World Economic Forum, 2017

Our refugee colleagues often quote the old proverb: “You cannot understand a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes”.

This programme is not a talk or a video. It invites participants to take a few steps in the shoes of refugees, through a simulated environment which re-creates some of the struggles and choices they face to survive. The experience is co-developed with refugees, internally displaced persons and aid workers to create as realistic a scenario as possible and to target issues that need addressing by global leaders: ethnic conflict, weak legal infrastructure, corruption, disempowerment and frustration.

Crossroads again brought ‘A Day in the Life of a Refugee’ to the World Economic Forum in Davos, 2017.

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“A profound experience.” Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, undertaking the refugee simulation.

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Previous refugee simulations at Davos:

2016, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Previous poverty simulations at Davos: 2015 , 2013

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Previous refugee simulations at Davos:

2016, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Previous poverty simulations at Davos: 2015 , 2013

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