Refugee road

Khaled and his wife and children make their way through the cold and rain at Macedonia’s border with Serbia in February 2016. At the time, thousands of people a day--from Syria and other war-torn places--were passing into Serbia, where they had 72 hours to cross the country. Pablo Tosco

“Refugee Road” is a unique and interactive opportunity for participants to engage with the powerful themes of choice, loss, and uncertainty.

More than six years of conflict has imposed unimaginable suffering on the people of Syria. Because of the unrelenting violence, Syrians face dreadful choices. Those who stay are often in danger. Those who flee face perilous journeys in pursuit of safety for themselves and their families. By mid-2017, the violence had forced more than 5 million people to escape Syria and become refugees in other countries, while more than 6 million others who also fled their homes remain displaced inside Syria.

“Refugee Road” helps to humanize the Syrian refugee crisis and to create a sense of shared humanity by inviting people to spend a short time identifying with the different choices refugees are forced to make in their struggle to protect their loved ones and survive. The event also helps to raise awareness of Oxfam’s work to support refugees overseas and here in the US.


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