Patrick Yoon (Standard Chartered) is closely scrutinised by the border guard.
Refugee Run, Davos 2012
The Refugee Run is an intensive simulation that evokes some of the enormous emotional upheaval of being forced to flee your home and everything that you know - becoming a refugee.
UNHCR and its partner the Crossroads Foundation, team up each year to present this experience to business leaders from around the globe at the World Economic Forum. This site tells the story of the Refugee Run at Davos 2012. With thanks to our current Corporate Sponsors.
There are over 10 million refugees who have lost everything
More than 37 million people were forced to flee war zones last year
Over 1 million refugee children dream of a normal life
Millions of Refugee Children can only dream of secondary education
Stories from the Run
Ingvild Soerensen (UN Global Compact) is able to get some basic medical care.
Andy Wales (SAB Miller) is challenged by the guards as he tries to cross the border.
Christopher Dickey faces close interrogation from the border guard
Saskia Bruysten from the Yunus Social Business has her identity closely checked
Another WEF delegate finds out a little of what having to flee feels like
Marcia Goodstein, President Idealab, getting her orders from the Guards
R tells his story to inspire world business leaders to bring about change for refugees at Davos
Find out how you can help.
Stories of Support:
The IKEA Foundation is promoting local integration for refugees in Bangladesh and Eastern Sudan.
In 2008, PWC employees with corporate matching gave $4m toward the education of Sudanese refugee children.
Skype developed a low-bandwidth version for our staff to use in remote regions.
Microsoft and HP are donating software, hardware and funds for our Community Technology Access Program.