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In 2002, the FIVB supported refugees in East Timor and Pakistan.  500 volleyballs and 100 nets were sent to the UNHCR to be used for the enjoyment of the refugees. 

The efforts of the UNHCR in East Timor are limited to the temporary reception, repatriation to places of origin and the reintegration of the returnees from West Timor.  The donated Volleyball equipment was used at the Transit Centres where refugees are housed for one to two days before returning to their place of origin.  Between 600 to 1,300 returnees are accommodated at the Transit Centres each month.  The living conditions are very basic and the provision of balls and nets allowed the returnees to make this time less stressful.

The refugee camps of Pakistan along the border of Afghanistan are currently providing primary education to approximately 130,000 refugee children at almost 345 schools.  The donation of the balls and nets was used at the schools for the enjoyment of the refugee youth.  Volleyball can help to provide children with an area of self-discovery outside the constraints of domestic and social responsibilities and from the trauma of flight.




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T-shirts for Refugees

As well as supplying balls and nets to the refugees of Pakistan and East Timor, the FIVB invites your National Federation to join us in our joint venture with the UNHCR by sending any used clean Volleyball uniforms in good order to the FIVB that your teams do not use anymore.  Your National Federation will receive photos of the uniforms being worn by refugees.

For the postal address of the FIVB please click here.