To the ninth edition of the Night of the Refugee do Saturday 5200 participants. Promptly by midnight, it’s the first of the sponsored walk, and then walkers in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Nijmegen and Utrecht started with a hike of 40 km. The first walkers are in the course of the morning, with the finish expected.
New this year is that the Night of the Refugee live on television to see. KRO-NCRV on NPO2 a broadcast with Joris Linssen and Liesbeth Staats.
In addition, Utrecht this year for the first time, one of the starting locations of the trip. The stichting vluchteling (Refugee Foundation decided several years ago to make the trip in several towns to organize so that more people can participate. In Amsterdam, there are also routes of 10 and 20 km, for people who don’t night want to or can walk.
Stichting vluchteling (Refugee foundation, sponsor of the annual charity run, hopes to get as much money as possible and attention to refugees worldwide. Last year, a record amount collected of € 1.6 million. The proceeds were divided on aid projects in Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Syria, Iraq and Cameroon.
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