Bayern Munich superstar Alphonso Davies has become the first footballer to be made a United Nations ambassador.
Davies, 20, has been given the UNHCR’s Global Goodwill Ambassador title after his inspirational story of being born in a refugee camp in Ghana to Liberian parents who had fled their war-torn country.
Bayern defender Davies and his family settled in Canada when he was aged five and he has since become one of the best footballers in the world.
Davies hopes his own story can inspire other refugees and be held up as an example and show the importance of trying to resettle families.
He said: “I want people to know about the importance of helping refugees, wherever they are, in camps or cities, in neighbouring countries or countries of resettlement such as Canada.
“Refugees need our support to survive, but also access to education and sports, so they can fulfil their potential and truly thrive. Continue reading