Why the refugee crisis?
We believe the refugee crisis is a key priority for the UK generation and the emerging generation to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters worldwide.
At least 89.3 million people globally are forced to flee their homes. Among them are nearly 27.1 million refugees, around half of whom are under 18. Often fleeing with little or nothing, they face unknown challenges on their journey to safety.
SO HOW WILL IT WORK?
You can participate in this challenge by yourself, with friends or with your youth group. The more money you raise, the more your supporters can ask you to do dares or activities during the walk to make it more engaging.
The aim of this journey is that you can gain a deeper understanding of the life of a refugee whilst also encouraging those around you to get more involved. Friends and family can choose to walk with you, share on social media and donate to your campaign!
We challenge you to travel the same distance that a refugee would have to travel to escape the conflict. But there’s more – you have to do it within 30 days!
THE SOLO CHALLENGE
If you are taking part in this daring journey by yourself, try these distances:
Damascus to border with Lebanon – 35km/22mi (Short)
Kabul to border with Pakistan – 200km/125mi* (Medium)
Syria to Lebanon – 370km/240mi* (Long)
THE GROUP CHALLENGE
If you are part of this daring journey in a group, try these distances:
For smaller groups (5-10):
Afghanistan to Pakistan – 265 miles (Short)
South Sudan to Ethiopia – 640 miles (Medium)
Afghanistan to Iran – 815 miles (Long)
For larger groups (10+):
Caracas to border with Brazil – 1,340km/830 miles (Short)
Syria to Germany – 2,315 miles (Medium)
Afghanistan to France – 3,460 miles (Long)
We understand that your group may have different ability levels, so feel free to adapt the journey to what best suits your needs. The walk aims to model the journey refugees take, so the emphasis is on the journey element rather than how it is completed.
Register your interest
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