THIS IS THE WORLD’S TEAM

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BRAVERY BEYOND BORDERS

This summer, ten refugee athletes will compete on the global stage in Rio de Janeiro. These athletes, forced by conflict and persecution to flee their homes, will compete together as one. They are a symbol of hope for refugees worldwide, reminding us bravery truly knows no bounds.
Stand with #TeamRefugees to support those who have survived the impossible.
Stand with #TeamRefugees to demand an end to violence.
Stand with #TeamRefugees to show the world we can create a better future together.

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HOST YOUR OWN #TEAMREFUGEES CLOSING CEREMONY WATCH PARTY!
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Date: Sunday, August 21
Location: Wherever you decide!

Pick a spot
Gather your friends around a TV
Eat & drink merrily
Start a conversation about what #TeamRefugees means to you
Take lots of pics & video to share on social with the #TeamRefugees hashtag
Commit to talk to 3 friends after the party about the refugee crisis and how we can help

Email teamrefugees@purpose.com if you would like free #TeamRefugees swag for your guests!

HOST YOUR OWN #TEAMREFUGEES CLOSING CEREMONY WATCH PARTY!

Date: Sunday, August 21
Location: Wherever you decide!

Pick a spot
Gather your friends around a TV
Eat & drink merrily
Start a conversation about what #TeamRefugees means to you
Take lots of pics & video to share on social with the #TeamRefugees hashtag
Commit to talk to 3 friends after the party about the refugee crisis and how we can help

Email teamrefugees@purpose.com if you would like free #TeamRefugees swag for your guests!

Take Action!
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1. TALK WITH FRIENDS
Start a conversation with your friends and family about the severity of the refugee crisis. The more we know and understand the more likely we are to treat refugees with the respect and understanding they so desperately deserve. Learn the facts here

2. SIGN THE PETITION 
Add your name to the #WithRefugees petition to send a clear message to governments that they must act with solidarity and shared responsibility. Stand #withrefugees and sign here

3. VOLUNTEER
Sign up to join the crucial volunteer force of the International Rescue Committee and find out how you can help the refugee families in your community. Join here

Take Action!

1. TALK WITH FRIENDS
Start a conversation with your friends and family about the severity of the refugee crisis. The more we know and understand the more likely we are to treat refugees with the respect and understanding they so desperately deserve. Learn the facts here

2. SIGN THE PETITION 
Add your name to the #WithRefugees petition to send a clear message to governments that they must act with solidarity and shared responsibility. Stand #withrefugees and sign here

3. VOLUNTEER
Sign up to join the crucial volunteer force of the International Rescue Committee and find out how you can help the refugee families in your community. Join here

#TeamRefugees
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Are you with us? Share to spread the word. Find Team Refugees fans on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

#TeamRefugees

Are you with us? Share to spread the word. Find Team Refugees fans on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!

Bravery beyond borders
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Bravery beyond borders
Mural Magic in Rio
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These athletes deserve to be 100 ft tall! Check out this beautiful commemoration of #TeamRefugees in Rio

Mural Magic in Rio

These athletes deserve to be 100 ft tall! Check out this beautiful commemoration of #TeamRefugees in Rio

Work in Progress!
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Work in Progress!
Upcoming Events
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Be sure to tune in a support!

Upcoming Events

Be sure to tune in a support!

Showing love
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Thanks for supporting the team @me_cachas

Showing love

Thanks for supporting the team @me_cachas

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David Bisbal is in!
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Únete al equipo de atletas que está llevando esperanza a los refugiados de todo el mundo a través del deporte. Vamos a animar a @TeamRefugeesFC y a extender toda nuestra solidaridad #teamrefugees via @davidbisbal

David Bisbal is in!

Únete al equipo de atletas que está llevando esperanza a los refugiados de todo el mundo a través del deporte. Vamos a animar a @TeamRefugeesFC y a extender toda nuestra solidaridad #teamrefugees via @davidbisbal

2010 Olympic champion, Yuna Kim
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Join Team Refugees this summer! Love & sport have no borders. #TeamRefugees via @YunaKim

2010 Olympic champion, Yuna Kim

Join Team Refugees this summer! Love & sport have no borders. #TeamRefugees via @YunaKim

Talent, Resilience, and Perseverance
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Support around the world!
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New Yorkers are showing up for the team big time!

Support around the world!

New Yorkers are showing up for the team big time!

Everyone’s in!
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More love from the @unicefusa team

Everyone’s in!

More love from the @unicefusa team

The World Loves Refugees, When They’re Olympians
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“The world is moved by Team Refugees at the Olympics in Rio. They are greeted with a standing ovation at the opening ceremony. Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary general, not a man given to extravagant displays of emotion, is all smiles.

President Obama tweets support for these 10 athletes who “prove that you can succeed no matter where you’re from.” Samantha Power, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, posts a video on Facebook in which she speaks of the world’s 65 million displaced people — the largest number since World War II — and says they “are dreaming bigger because you’re doing what you’re doing.”

Who could fail to be moved? These are brave people. They have fled anguish in search not of a better life, but of life itself. In general, you do not choose to become a refugee because you have a choice, but because you have no choice…”


Read the full NYTimes article by Roger Cohen here

The World Loves Refugees, When They’re Olympians

“The world is moved by Team Refugees at the Olympics in Rio. They are greeted with a standing ovation at the opening ceremony. Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary general, not a man given to extravagant displays of emotion, is all smiles.

President Obama tweets support for these 10 athletes who “prove that you can succeed no matter where you’re from.” Samantha Power, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, posts a video on Facebook in which she speaks of the world’s 65 million displaced people — the largest number since World War II — and says they “are dreaming bigger because you’re doing what you’re doing.”

Who could fail to be moved? These are brave people. They have fled anguish in search not of a better life, but of life itself. In general, you do not choose to become a refugee because you have a choice, but because you have no choice…”


Read the full NYTimes article by Roger Cohen here

Fans around the world!
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Shoutout to @domecamilla!

Fans around the world!

Shoutout to @domecamilla!

@TeamRefugees

Packed pool! Athletes training ahead of today’s heats. Here to cheer for Rami Anis. 

@SarahKSilverman

Go @TeamRefugees !!!!!

@Pontifex

Good luck to the athletes at ! May you always be messengers of goodwill and true sporting spirit.

Malala’s Message to the Team
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“Dear refugee sisters and brothers, you are the world’s team. We stand with you.” — Malala’s message to #TeamRefugees.

Malala’s Message to the Team

“Dear refugee sisters and brothers, you are the world’s team. We stand with you.” — Malala’s message to #TeamRefugees.

A Symbol of Hope
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Each day war forces thousands of families to flee their homes.
People like you, people like me.

To escape the violence, they leave everything behind – everything except their hopes and dreams for a safer future. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency believes that all refugees deserve to live in safety.

Add your name to the #WithRefugees petition to send a clear message to governments that they must act with solidarity and shared responsibility.

We stand together #WithRefugees.
Please stand with us. Sign Today.

A Symbol of Hope

Each day war forces thousands of families to flee their homes.
People like you, people like me.

To escape the violence, they leave everything behind – everything except their hopes and dreams for a safer future. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency believes that all refugees deserve to live in safety.

Add your name to the #WithRefugees petition to send a clear message to governments that they must act with solidarity and shared responsibility.

We stand together #WithRefugees.
Please stand with us. Sign Today.

President Obama for #TeamRefugees
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President Obama for #TeamRefugees
“A cry for peace and solidarity” – Pope Francis
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“A cry for peace and solidarity” – Pope Francis
Fingers Crossed!
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Be sure to follow @TeamRefugees on snapchat for more!

Fingers Crossed!

Be sure to follow @TeamRefugees on snapchat for more!

Give us a hand to show your support!
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Give us a hand to show your support!
@oliviawilde

As gets underway there is 1 team we can all cheer on:. Get to know these incredible athletes: http://bit.ly/2aIsV97

Meet the Refugee Olympic Team
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Meet the Refugee Olympic Team
Stand with #TeamRefugees
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Stand with #TeamRefugees
Will you support Yolanda?
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Show your support by using #TeamRefugees!

Will you support Yolanda?

Show your support by using #TeamRefugees!

Will your dad hat say RFG this summer?
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Support #TeamRefugees with branded swag. Find us around NYC. We’ll keep you posted!

Will your dad hat say RFG this summer?

Support #TeamRefugees with branded swag. Find us around NYC. We’ll keep you posted!

Together, #TeamRefugees
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Together, #TeamRefugees
@TeamRefugees

Thanks to @Globecast + @FilmAid, refugees in Kakuma camp will watch the Opening Ceremony + cheer on #TeamRefugees