We work to improve the emotional well-being of refugee and migrant girls and boys through sport. We also encourage their integration with children and young people of other nationalities and from the local community

According to UNHCR data, there are 80 million forcibly displaced people in the world, half of whom are girls and boys.

At the Foundation we view sport as a great tool to provide psychosocial support to these children. Physical activity and play allow them to fight trauma and focus on being children.

More than 24,000 girls, boys and young people have benefited from the Barça Foundation’s activities in Lebanon, Greece, Italy and Catalonia.

Impact

Our contribution to supporting the situation of refugees and migrants

45% of girls and boys have reduced their sense of fear and 40% of participants have increased their self-esteem.

100% of the beneficiaries value the activity positively. They emphasize that it is "the only activity of the day that they look forward to.

For refugees and migrants

Tots units fem força (TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER)

Related partnerships

UNHCR

At the Barça Foundation we share UNHCR's concern about the current plight of refugees around the world.

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Lilian Thuram Foundation

Alliance that seeks to dismantle the myths that have led to racist prejudice.

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Red Cross

The Barça Foundation and the Red Cross in Catalonia are working on a project called 'It doesn't matter where we come from', aimed at children between 4 and 8 years old and their families.

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Open Arms

Within the framework of our refugee program, the Barça Foundation established n partnership with this organization.

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DGAIA

Collaboration with the Generalitat for the socio-educational and emotional support of young refugees in at-risk situations.

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Partners

We receive support from companies and foundations in our country and around the world

Stavros Niarchos Foundation

A partner since 2017, has promoted the Refugee and Migrant program in Catalonia, Italy, Greece and Lebanon.

Project Participation

UEFA Foundation

They give support to a project that uses sport as a tool for developing abilities which increase employment possibility amongst young migrants with no adult references.

Project Participation

Climent Guitart Foundation

Since 2019, Hostelry Camps -for migrants with out adults- and Sports Camps -for children recovering from serious illness- have been organised.

Project Participation