The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on 10th November 2018 held the 'Step for Safety' Walk in Accra, Ghana to raise funds for African refugees and help increase awareness of the long journeys refugees and migrants undertake in search of safety and better opportunities.
Present at the walk were UNHCR High-Level Influencers, Natalie Fort, Nikki Sammonas, Kwame Amfo-Akonnor, Adjetey Annan and a host of other high-level personalities and UN officials.
In Africa, over 24 million people have been forced to flee their homes because of conflict, violence and persecution. Over 76% of them are women and children; most walk for weeks and make harrowing journeys to escape violence and find safety.
To honour their journeys and stand in solidarity with them, the LuQuLuQu campaign organized the Step for Safety walk, the walk celebrated the resilience of families forced to flee their homes in Africa and calls on Africans to show up in great numbers to support our people.
During the event Natalie Fort shared her unique experience working as a Journalist and reporting on the plights of refugees in Ghana, she noted this has enabled her understand and sympathize with refugees and migrants.
Natalie's reports on refugees highlight the poor conditions in which Ivorian refugees live in the Ampain Refugee Camp in the Western Region, she has also reported on initiatives taken by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to educate young refugees through ICT solutions in the camps. Natalie Fort has also covered issues surrounding Sudanese refugees in Ghana, and has held interviews with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on migration related issues in Ghana and Africa.
Through Natalie's initiative the UNHCR secured an interview on TV3's New Day program ahead of the walk, she also organized for the Rotract Club of Lancaster University to attend the walk.
Natalie Fort is a High-Level Influencer of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, with particular focus on the UNHCR LuQuLuQu initiative.