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Walk individually, as a class or school in support of refugees and displaced people around the world.

Every year, Australian schools join this global movement to support the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR. Students can walk individually, as a class or school as they trace a courageous refugee's journey to safety.

The number of displaced people in the world has doubled in the past decade. Latest confirmed figures show there are more than 82.4-million people displaced as result of persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations and disaster events. Children now account for 42% of all forcibly displaced people in the world. UNHCR works in over 130 countries, protecting millions of people by responding with life-saving support, safeguarding fundamental human rights and helping them build a better future.

Schools all over Australia are stepping up and joining a global movement in solidarity with refugees and displaced people forced to flee their homes. Register your school and encourage your students to walk in the footsteps of a refugee, all while learning about the global refugee crisis and raising vital funds for UNHCR.

The resources provided will help your students learn about the perilous journeys they've taken, the challenges they’ve overcome and the extraordinary work of UNHCR field staff.

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Your students will walk in support of refugee children like Eva.

Nine-year-old Eva lost her entire family when armed forces attacked her home in South Sudan. She walked 243 kilometres over the course of six days, to escape the terrifying violence, until she finally reached safety at a UNHCR camp in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia. Eva , A Young South Sudanese Refugee In Nguenyyiel Camp Min