In honour of World Refugee Day on June 20, the LEGO Foundation looks back at past initiatives and organises new activities with partners.
The LEGO Foundation shared their recent achievements with humanitarian work focusing on child refugees in a recent blog post, highlighting two learning through play activities in particular. The article also drew attention to donations and investment of $250 million to refugee causes around the world, with a recent focus on COVID-19 relief in crises locations.
So far, the LEGO Foundation’s work has been focused on six key countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Tanzania. Partnerships with global organisations, such as Moving Minds Alliance, UNHCR, UNICEF, the US Agency for International Development, the Global Partnership for Education, and the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies, have also enabled the foundation to spread their activities to smaller communities around the world.
In the next few days, the LEGO Foundation plans to put several partner-developed activities into action to honour World Refugee Day. They range from new campaigns to publishing reports and participating in webinars. Details of the activities will be shared on social media and online, with the aim of drawing attention to the importance of policies, investments, and actions that help refugee populations around the world.