Athlete Refugee Dominic Lokinyomo: ‘I want to be the first refugee to get a medal’

Dominic Lokinyomo in Asaba

Dominic Lokinyomo was eight when his family fled the violence of Sudan’s civil war, and not yet nine when they were separated. To help dull the pain of that separation, he took up sport and began to run. That early passion eventually landed him at the UNHCR KENYA-sponsored Tegla Loroupe Training Camp for Athlete Refugees… Continue reading Athlete Refugee Dominic Lokinyomo: ‘I want to be the first refugee to get a medal’

Ukuk Utho’o Bul and Paulo Amotun Lokoro, Athlete Refugee Team

Ukuk Utho'o Bul and Paulo Amotun Lokoro

Ukuk Utho’o Bul and Paulo Amotun Lokoro, members of the Athlete Refugee Team, or ART, in Valencia, Spain, this weekend where they competed in the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships. Both were in their early teens when they fled the civil war in Sudan, and both spent nearly a dozen years at a UNHCR-run refugee… Continue reading Ukuk Utho’o Bul and Paulo Amotun Lokoro, Athlete Refugee Team