‘Gulf Bank 642 Marathon’ partners with UNHCR’s ‘Voices for Refugees’
The ‘Gulf Bank 642 Marathon’ has partnered with the UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency, to raise awareness about the plight of Syrian refugees through their ‘Voices for Refugees’ campaign.
The ‘Voices for Refugees’ is an online awareness and fundraising campaign being conducted by UNHCR (the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees) to stand with Syrian refuges and make their stories heard so people will keep remembering that they are human. It seeks to bring back hope to the men, women, and children who have lost everything through no fault of their own. To date there are over four million Syrian refugees and 39% are under the age of 11. More than 12 million Syrians have been forced to abandon their homes.
Adding your voice is simple, please go to their website: www.voices.unhcr.org and add your voice and/or support them financially. By adding your voice to the #Voices4Refugees campaign, you will be calling for immediate and practical steps that can improve humanitarian access and the delivery of aid to those in need inside Syria. You will also learn the life stories of what some refugees are being forced to endure.
Through this collaboration, the ‘Gulf Bank 642 Marathon’ aims to spread awareness throughout the community and invites you to add your voice in calling for continuous humanitarian actions, and to stop the targeting of civilian and children in wars. UNHCR works around the world to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home. Since 1950, UNHCR has been protecting the rights and well-being of refuges all over the world. They have provided vital assistance to save lives and build better futures for millions forced from home. Their work and advocacy helps transform broken lives by providing protection, shelter, access to healthcare, and safeguarding individuals.
This year’s marathon will take place on Saturday, 19 November at Souq Sharq. It includes: Family Fun Run for new beginners (5KM); the Souq Run for regular runners (10KM), the Half Marathon for more advanced runners (21KM); and the Full Marathon (42KM). The route for the race will start and end at Souq Sharq and take place on Gulf Road, passing by Kuwait Towers, the Gulf Bank head office, and other landmarks. We will again be coordinating with relevant authorities to close the road to ensure the safety of the walkers and runners.
To find out more about the Gulf Bank 642 Marathon, visit the dedicated website at: www.gulfbank642marathon.com or its Instagram account GulfBank642. The number 642 represent the number of muscles in the human body.