Cissoko, a young basketball player from the Central African Republic, is a refugee in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he is benefiting from a programme run by the United Nations Refugee Agency, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). His message of peace establishes the role and importance of sport as a vehicle for cohesion and social inclusion.

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