football for refugees in Niger
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Sport in a refugee camp is not just entertainment. Taking part in a football final, learning the basics of basketball, focusing on the moves of a martial art or trying to make a wall in a volleyball game can help to overcome traumas and psychological wounds, as well as the sense of helplessness for what they suffered, and that of guilt, for being saved. This is one of the projects that, at the moment, are being carried out in Hamdallaye, Niger, where the UNHCR is trying to transfer refugees rescued from Libyan prisons and detention centers, waiting for the transition to safe countries, in Europe and the United States. At the beginning of November, thanks to the Milan Football Club Foundation, Hamdallaye inaugurated soccer, volleyball and basketball fields, thanks to which operators and educators will try to help refugees to leave behind their pain, to focus on the future.