Nicolas Messner: Through Judo for Peace, I saw the world changing

Nicolas Messner: Through Judo for Peace, I saw the world changing

Judo for Peace is an initiative of International Judo Federation. In 2015, we initiated a programme in Kilis within the refugee camp nearby. Throughout the year, the programme grew and reached new levels. Now that the camp is closed, we are still working with refugees in Kilis and over the border.

  • Some years ago, I discovered Container City, near Kilis, TUR. Today the camp is closed but I was able to travel to Syria and see how judo still helps to overcome the war trauma.

  • Syrian Arab Republic