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Juan Mata and refugee footballers joined the UN in the campaign

The Spanish soccer player Man Utd Juan kill and other players from European leagues, including three with experience as refugees, have today joine


The Spanish player Man Utd Juan kill and other players from European leagues, including three with experience as refugees, have joined the new campaign of the UN “Football for Ukraine”, which seeks to raise funds to help those affected by the current war in that country.

The campaign organized by UN agency for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Program (WFP) asks fans to donate money to help the more than 10 million people who have left their homes in Ukraine because of the conflict (3.9 million are refugees in other countries and the rest are internally displaced).

Beside Bushwho was part of the Spanish team that precisely won in Ukraine its last major title (Euro 2012), stars of women’s football such as the English participate in the campaign Lucy Bronze (from Manchester City) and the Norwegian Ada Hegerbergof the Olympique de Lyon.

The players in the campaign who have lived in their own skin the experience of being refugees are the Canadian of Liberian origins Alphonso Davis (Bayern Munich), the Syrian Mahmoud dahoud (Borussia Dortmund) and the Bosnian goalkeeper of the Everton Asmir Begović.

Daviscurrent goodwill ambassador of UNHCRwas born in a refugee camp in Ghanaa country to which his parents had fled due to the second civil war in Liberia (1999-2003).

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