Gugu Mbatha-Raw Meets Refugees in Rwanda with UNHCR

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Meets Refugees in Rwanda with UNHCR Aug 14, 2018

British Hollywood actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw met with refugees this week in Rwanda’s Mahama and Gihembe refugee camps, on her first trip with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. More
Ben Stiller Named UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Ben Stiller Named UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Jul 3, 2018

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has announced the appointment of actor, director, producer and philanthropist Ben Stiller as its newest global Goodwill Ambassador. More
Halima Aden Announced As UNICEF Ambassador

Halima Aden Announced As UNICEF Ambassador Jul 3, 2018

UNICEF USA has appointed Somali-American supermodel and activist Halima Aden as the newest UNICEF Ambassador. More
UNHCR Supporter Ben Stiller In Special Edition Buzzfeed Tasty Video To Mark #WorldRefugeeDay

UNHCR Supporter Ben Stiller In Special Edition Buzzfeed Tasty Video To Mark #WorldRefugeeDay Jun 21, 2018

BuzzFeed and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, have teamed up to create a special edition Tasty video to celebrate World Refugee Day, featuring UNHCR Supporter and actor Ben Stiller. More
Angelina Jolie Speaks From Domiz Refugee Camp In Iraq

Angelina Jolie Speaks From Domiz Refugee Camp In Iraq Jun 19, 2018

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie has spoken to journalists at Domiz refugee camp in Iraq. More
Angelina Jolie Visits West Mosul

Angelina Jolie Visits West Mosul Jun 18, 2018

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie last week visited West Mosul, less than a year after the city’s liberation in June and July 2017. More
British Royals Visit Refugee Accommodation Project On Crete

British Royals Visit Refugee Accommodation Project On Crete May 15, 2018

Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, last week met refugees benefitting from pioneering EU-funded accommodation programmes run by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, on the Greek island of Crete. More
UNHCR Ambassador Cate Blanchett Warns Of Race Against Time To Protect Refugees From Monsoon Rains

UNHCR Ambassador Cate Blanchett Warns Of Race Against Time To Protect Refugees From Monsoon Rains Mar 23, 2018

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett today warned of a “race against time” to protect Rohingya refugees from the worst impacts of the upcoming monsoon season in Bangladesh. More
Angelina Jolie Speaks On The Seventh Anniversary Of The Start Of The Syrian Crisis

Angelina Jolie Speaks On The Seventh Anniversary Of The Start Of The Syrian Crisis Mar 20, 2018

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie made a statement on the seventh anniversary of the start of the crisis in Syria last week. More
George Clooney Urges New Approach to Peacemaking in Africa

George Clooney Urges New Approach to Peacemaking in Africa Mar 14, 2018

In a new op-ed in Foreign Affairs, The Sentry co-founders George Clooney and John Prendergast highlight the fatal flaw in peacemaking in Africa. More
Angelina Jolie Calls For Peace While Visiting Refugees

Angelina Jolie Calls For Peace While Visiting Refugees Jan 29, 2018

Angelina Jolie has met with Syrian refugees at Jordan’s Zaatari camp, and has called on world powers to end the war that has been raging for eight years. More
Anish Kapoor Pledges $1m Genesis Prize To Refugee Causes

Anish Kapoor Pledges $1m Genesis Prize To Refugee Causes Jan 22, 2018

The Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) and 2017 Genesis Prize Laureate and world-renowned artist and human rights activist Anish Kapoor today announced grants to five prominent NGOs engaged in alleviating the global refugee crisis. More
Chris Cornell's Family Creates Video PSA To Keep The Promise

Chris Cornell's Family Creates Video PSA To Keep The Promise Jan 17, 2018

Chris Cornell's family has released a new PSA video vowing to continue raising awareness for the human rights causes their father was dedicated to set to the backdrop of his current Best Rock Performance GRAMMY-nominated song, “The Promise.” More
New Scholarship Endowment At UCLA Law Will Honor Soundgarden Leader Chris Cornell

New Scholarship Endowment At UCLA Law Will Honor Soundgarden Leader Chris Cornell Jan 8, 2018

A coalition led by Vicky Cornell, the wife of the late Soundgarden front man Chris Cornell, has created an endowed fund of more than $1 million to support student scholarships at UCLA School of Law. More
eBay Partners With Feeding America To Celebrate #GivingTuesday And Fight Hunger

eBay Partners With Feeding America To Celebrate #GivingTuesday And Fight Hunger Nov 23, 2017

Imagine the power of millions of people coming together to impact the world for good this holiday season. As part of its Giving Tuesday campaign, and ongoing commitment to make a meaningful difference through commerce, eBay today announced its fourth annual #GivingTuesday campaign, supporting Feeding America in its fight to end hunger. More
Kristin Davis Calls For Urgent Action For Rohingya Refugee Children

Kristin Davis Calls For Urgent Action For Rohingya Refugee Children Nov 21, 2017

Marking the United Nations Universal Children’s Day yesterday, 20th November 2017, the internationally acclaimed actress and Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, Kristin Davis, is calling for global attention and funding to provide more life-saving aid for Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh. More
Michael Bloomberg Honored At Star-Studded International Rescue Committee Dinner

Michael Bloomberg Honored At Star-Studded International Rescue Committee Dinner Nov 7, 2017

On November 2, The International Rescue Committee held its annual Rescue Dinner at the New York Hilton Midtown honoring Michael Bloomberg and actress Liv Ullmann for their contributions in support of refugees and their tireless work to uphold liberty, individual freedom and dignity. More
Michael Bloomberg To Be Honored At International Rescue Committee Freedom Award Dinner

Michael Bloomberg To Be Honored At International Rescue Committee Freedom Award Dinner Oct 30, 2017

The International Rescue Committee's Freedom Award Dinner supports the organization’s lifesaving humanitarian aid work around the world. More
George Clooney Donates $1 Million to Counter War Crimes and Corruption in Africa

George Clooney Donates $1 Million to Counter War Crimes and Corruption in Africa Oct 25, 2017

Today George Clooney, through the Clooney Foundation for Justice, gave a $1 million gift to The Sentry to kick off its “Making War Criminals Pay” fundraising campaign. More
Jennifer Lawrence to Receive Sherry Lansing Award at Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment Breakfast

Jennifer Lawrence to Receive Sherry Lansing Award at Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment Breakfast Oct 16, 2017

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and distinguished film producer-executive Amy Pascal will be honored at The Hollywood Reporter’s 2017 Women in Entertainment breakfast, it was announced today. More
Social Good Summit Kicks Off UN General Assembly

Social Good Summit Kicks Off UN General Assembly Sep 14, 2017

The Social Good Summit, a unique gathering of world leaders, global activists and influencers in the arts, technology and entertainment, will once again kick off the United Nations General Assembly with a symposium of globally-recognized speakers discussing innovations in media and technology to make the world a better place by 2030. More
Grammy Winners Join Tour To Raise Money For Refugee Education

Grammy Winners Join Tour To Raise Money For Refugee Education Sep 12, 2017

Produced by Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA), in partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees is raising awareness and money to support expanded educational opportunities for displaced people through JRS’s Global Education Initiative. More
Joan Baez And Steve Earle Join Stars For 2017 Lampedusa: Concerts For Refugees Tour

Joan Baez And Steve Earle Join Stars For 2017 Lampedusa: Concerts For Refugees Tour Aug 21, 2017

JRS/USA is thrilled to announce its 2017 Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees Tour. More
2017 So The World May Hear Gala Sees Record Attendance

2017 So The World May Hear Gala Sees Record Attendance Aug 4, 2017

Celebrities, philanthropists and leaders from across the globe gathered in St. Paul on Sunday, July 16, to celebrate the 17th Annual Starkey Hearing Foundation So the World May Hear Awards Gala. More
Nia Long To Fight Malaria in Tanzania With Nothing But Nets

Nia Long To Fight Malaria in Tanzania With Nothing But Nets Jul 21, 2017

In a few weeks, actress Nia Long and her son Massai Dorsey Jr. will travel to Tanzania to support the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign in its global fight against malaria. More
Celebrities Join Group Of Humanitarian Organizations To Fight Famine

Celebrities Join Group Of Humanitarian Organizations To Fight Famine Jul 21, 2017

For the first time, eight of the leading U.S.-based international relief organizations have joined forces to urge the American public to donate to the new Hunger Relief Fund in response to looming famines and persistent hunger threatening millions of people in South Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen, Somalia and neighboring countries. More
Robin Wright To Headline Premier Tech Gathering For Social Good

Robin Wright To Headline Premier Tech Gathering For Social Good Jul 17, 2017

Blackbaud, the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced that Robin Wright will join the lineup for bbcon 2017, the leading tech conference exclusively for the social good community, being held in Baltimore, October 17-19 at the Baltimore Convention Center. More
Kristin Davis To Introduce An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power At Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival

Kristin Davis To Introduce An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power At Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival Jul 14, 2017

KCETLink Media Group, the national independent broadcast and digital media network, has announced that its two services, KCET public television in Los Angeles and independent satellite network Link TV nationwide, will launch the EARTH FOCUS ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles on July 27 with a private opening night reception and screening of the upcoming much-buzzed about Al Gore documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” from Paramount Pictures and Participant Media. More
International Rescue Committee, YouTube And YouTube Stars Team Up On World Refugee Day

International Rescue Committee, YouTube And YouTube Stars Team Up On World Refugee Day Jun 21, 2017

According to the latest figures, more than 65.6 million people last year were forced to flee their homes because of crisis and disaster. This World Refugee Day, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and YouTube’s Creators for Change program have joined seven YouTube stars to help raise awareness of refugee stories through a series of new YouTube videos. More
Angelina Jolie Appeals For Child Refugees In Nairobi

Angelina Jolie Appeals For Child Refugees In Nairobi Jun 20, 2017

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie marked World Refugee Day 2017 visiting adolescent refugee girls in Nairobi. More