Bayer 04 Leverkusen support UNHCR campaign

4 March 2019

Bayer 04 Leverkusen support UNHCR campaign

The UN Refugee Agency launches a new campaign on Saturday: “Two billion kilometres towards safety. Every step counts” calling on people to show solidarity with refugees by running, jogging or cycling.  Bayer 04 Leverkusen supported the campaign as part of last weekend’s home game against SC Freiburg.

Bayer 04, already closely involved with the UN Refugee Agency through the Football Club Social Alliance, are supporting the campaign along with the whole of the Bundesliga by symbolically tracking the kilometres run in the game against Freiburg as part of the action. With this campaign, the UN Refugee Agency is highlighting the enormous efforts that refugees take to bring themselves and their families to safety.

In addition, the director of the UN Refugee Agency in Germany, Peter Ruhenstroth-Bauer, addressed the crowd at half-time. “Millions of people are covering millions and millions of kilometres. It’s time to give these kilometres meaning,” he said.

It is possible to track the kilometres via different apps and via the campaign website. And the kilometres covered by the Werkself will also be added to the total.
Everybody can join in the movement through the campaign website.


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