2022 World Refugee
Day - #DoItLuQuLuQu
#WithRefugees

Take a stand against xenophobia!
Stand with hundreds of thousands of
Africans who reject violence and discrimination against one another.

On June 20, 2022, World Refugee Day was commemorated across Africa with our LuQuLuQu Champions representing our tribe in full force!

This year’s theme for World Refugee Day was: Whoever, Wherever, Whenever. Everyone has the right to seek safety. Every person on this planet has a right to seek safety – whoever they are, wherever they come from, and whenever they are forced to flee.

From Nigeria to Kenya to South Africa to Ghana and across digital platforms, our Goodwill Ambassadors, High-Profile Supporters, and LuQuLuQu Champions helped us celebrate World Refugee Day.

In South Africa, Ayanda Makayi, UNHCR High Profile Supporter and LuQuLuQu Champion, spoke at the Judo for Peace event organized in collaboration with UNHCR and inspired young trainers to work towards improving themselves and their communities.

Leanne Manas, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, and LuQuLuQu Champion talked to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, about the latest displacement situation on the SABC morning live show alongside Sandra Zaca, a former refugee from DR Congo living in South Africa, who shared her experience as a refugee. Leanne also joined a panel discussion to discuss access to asylum as a gateway to safety and refugee rights at the Centre for Human Rights - University of Pretoria.

In West Africa, Giovani Caleb, UNHCR High Profile Supporter, and LuQuLuQu Champion celebrated with refugees at Ampain refugee camp in Ghana, while Abrantie the Gentlemen and Adjetey Anang UNHCR High Profile Supporter, and LuQuLuQu Champions met with our valued donors at Accra Mall. In Kenya, we hosted an inaugural World Refugee Day Charity Golf Tournament at the Muthaiga Golf Club to raise awareness about the plight of the over 480,000 refugees currently hosted in Kenya and mobilize support for initiatives that benefit them and their host communities. The event featured our very own, Mercy Masika, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, and LuQuLuQu Champion!

Thanks to Kenya’s private sector community, including corporate team sponsors and individual teams, who participated in the tournament, we raised KES 3.7 million to support access to education and livelihood programmes for refugees and host communities in Kenya. Thank you all for coming out to #DoItLuQuLuQu and stand #WithRefugees!

We are excited to share the World Refugee Day Charity Golf Tournament Special Edition Magazine, which highlights the experience at the Charity Golf Tournament, our amazing sponsors, supporters, and participants who participated in the tournament. You can read it here.

LuQuLuQu – Changing the narrative of refugees! The LuQuLuQu movement is a campaign initiated by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to help raise awareness and support for forced displacement across Africa. At the end of 2021, people forced to flee in Sub-Saharan Africa rose to 38 million. Behind this alarming number are stories of courage, hope, perseverance, and resilience of incredible women, men, children, and the elderly who were confronted with the decision to leave everything they know and own behind to find safety.

As forced displacement accelerates at an alarming rate worldwide, the LuQuLuQu movement’s purpose is more relevant now than ever before. The LuQuLuQu movement is a collective response to this record of forced displacement. The campaign calls on all of us to invest in the lives of families forced to flee. It underscores the fact that we are as vulnerable as the most vulnerable in our midst –a vital tenet of the LuQuLuQu philosophy - “I am because you are.”

LuQuLuQu embraces the ubuntu philosophy of togetherness, interdependency, and oneness. This is the core of our movement – from the events, appeals, and campaigns supported by people like you; to the partnerships with socially conscious businesses, foundations, and philanthropists; to the initiatives spearheaded by our celebrity supporters, High-Level Influencers, High Profile Supporters, and Goodwill Ambassadors.

When you become part of the LuQuLuQu movement, you help change the narrative of our forcibly displaced African brothers and sisters. Together we can invest in their futures and help restart their lives to build a better, safer Africa. Together, we #DoItLuQuLuQu!

#DoItLuQuLuQu


We believe in investing in the lives of those that are forcibly displaced by supporting their access to education, vocational and livelihoods opportunities to help restart lives and rebuild self- reliance. LuQuLuQu is a platform to harness the power of good for positive and sustainable growth. And to #DoItLuQuLuQu means to do it right in this world.

You can take a stand and show your support to people forced to flee and #DoItLuQuLuQu. Here’s four ways how:



1. Start a LuQuLuQu charter club in your community: Start a Club
2. Provide vitally assistance and support to a family forced to flee their home because of conflict, violence, or persecution: donate.unhcr.org
3.Partner with the LuQuLuQu campaign via your socially conscious business or company by emailing: africa@unhcr.org

 
And share your initiative across all social media platforms using the #DoItLuQuLuQu hashtag!

Esther Nyakong

"I am on my way to be a Neurosurgeon your help would enable me help other people in my continent in the near future & that`s the spirit of LuQuLuQu."

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the LuQuLuQu movement was forced to suspend our amazing gatherings and events with our LuQuLuQu fam and think of a way to bring us all together.

By the end of 2020, after a difficult year socially distancing and isolating, we thought what better way to cheer ourselves up then to organize a Comedy with a Purpose event with some of our favourite comedians? And that’s exactly what we did!

The one-of-a-kind comedy show titled “Africa is a Continent, African is a Country - Comedy with a Purpose” aired for free on our LuQuLuQu YouTube and Facebook pages where thousands of LuQuLuQu supporters watched their favourite comedians including Basketmouth, Daliso Chaponda, Ak Dans and Eddie Kadi. Hosting the event were our amazing (and hilarious) LuQuLuQu High Level Infuencers – Goliath & Goliath and Dr. King’ori. They were also joined by performances from UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador 2Baba and South African singer Lira, with celebrity appearances by Nomzamo Mbatha and Kat Graham, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassadors and Hend Sabry, World Food Programme Goodwill Ambassador.

The show celebrated Africa’s diversity in our cultures, ethnicities and languages while highlighting our collective responsibility of in supporting the most vulnerable communities - families forced to flee. After what has been as a challenging year to say the least, the pan-African comedy show provided much-needed comic relief.

Haven’t watched the show yet? Have no FOMO, you can watch it here.

THE LuQuLuQu
TRIBE IS YOU!

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. The Africa we want shall be built by us, the LuQuLuQu Tribe.

Go alone go fast.
Go together achieve the goal.
How we want to do it
Take action #DoItLuQuLuQu
You can show your support to people forced to flee by taking the initiative to invest in their potential,enable their empowerment and support their plight. Scroll down below and learn more!

WORK

Partner with the LuQuLuQu campaign
via your socially conscious business or company by emailing:
africa@unhcr.orgDonate view brands that show their supported

PLAY

Follow us on social media and stay informed on all the

LuQuLuQu work and activities!
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SHARE

Take it personally! #DoItLuQuLuQu on social media.

Spread the word about LuQuLuQu, the tribe needs your friends and friends of your friends.
DonateShare at LuQuLuQu

LIVE

Start a LuQuLuQu charter

club in your community
DonateStart a Club

GIVE

Invest in refugee education and

help children forced to

flee reach their full potential
DonateGive To LuQuLuQu

SHOP

Take that shopping trip to the mall

Then #DoItLuQuLuQu fill your basket with generosity.
DonateShop the LuQuLuQu Way
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