Statement by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie as Syria Crisis Enters its Ninth Year

Statement by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie as Syria Crisis Enters its Ninth Year Mar 18, 2019

Violence and destruction in Syria continue to inflict suffering on millions of Syrian people, warned the UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie last week, marking the eighth anniversary of the Syrian conflict. More
Angelina Jolie Speaks at Kutupalong Refugee Settlement in Bangladesh

Angelina Jolie Speaks at Kutupalong Refugee Settlement in Bangladesh Feb 12, 2019

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie last week spoke at a press conference in Bangladesh’s Kutupalong refugee camp. More
Angelina Jolie Concludes UNHCR Visit To Bangladesh

Angelina Jolie Concludes UNHCR Visit To Bangladesh Feb 8, 2019

Visiting Bangladesh this week, Angelina Jolie, the Special Envoy for the UN Refugee Agency, said the world must not turn away from the nearly one million Rohingya refugees who have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh. More
Angelina Jolie Visits Bangladesh With UNHCR

Angelina Jolie Visits Bangladesh With UNHCR Feb 5, 2019

Angelina Jolie, the Special Envoy for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is visiting Bangladesh this week. More
Cate Blanchett Attends Capernaum Screening in London

Cate Blanchett Attends Capernaum Screening in London Feb 4, 2019

Film director Nadine Labaki met with UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett at a UNHCR screening of her film Capernaum in London last week. More
Nomzamo Mbatha Appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Nomzamo Mbatha Appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Feb 1, 2019

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has announced the appointment of South African actress and human rights activist Nomzamo Mbatha as its newest Goodwill Ambassador. More
Zappos.com To Power The Shaq-A-Claus Sleigh For Children In Need

Zappos.com To Power The Shaq-A-Claus Sleigh For Children In Need Nov 27, 2018

Zappos.com, the customer service company that just happens to sell shoes, clothing, and more, announced today it is powering the sleigh of legendary basketball player Shaquille O'Neal for Shaq-A-Claus, the gift-giving program the NBA Hall-of-Famer has been running since 1992. More
Helena Christensen Urges Support For World’s Most Underfunded Refugee Crisis

Helena Christensen Urges Support For World’s Most Underfunded Refugee Crisis Nov 15, 2018

UNHCR High profile supporter, model and photographer Helena Christensen is calling for urgent funding and global attention for Burundian refugees living in Rwanda following a trip with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. More
International Rescue Committee Rescue Dinner Raises $16.8 Million

International Rescue Committee Rescue Dinner Raises $16.8 Million Nov 8, 2018

The International Rescue Committee honored designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg with the Freedom Award and Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock, Inc. with the John C. Whitehead Humanitarian Award at the recent Rescue Dinner Benefit. More
Angelina Jolie Calls For Lasting Ceasefire In Yemen

Angelina Jolie Calls For Lasting Ceasefire In Yemen Nov 7, 2018

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie has called for the urgent establishment of a ceasefire in Yemen and a lasting settlement to the conflict. More
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Carries Out Mission To Peru

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Carries Out Mission To Peru Oct 30, 2018

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie carried out an official visit to Peru last week. More
International Rescue Committee To Honor Diane von Furstenberg At 2018 Rescue Dinner

International Rescue Committee To Honor Diane von Furstenberg At 2018 Rescue Dinner Oct 29, 2018

The International Rescue Committee will hold its annual Rescue Dinner in New York this week. More
Cate Blanchett Speaks At UNHCR 2018 Nansen Refugee Awards

Cate Blanchett Speaks At UNHCR 2018 Nansen Refugee Awards Oct 4, 2018

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has honoured Dr. Evan Atar Adaha (Dr. Atar), a surgeon from South Sudan, with the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award at a ceremony in Geneva. More
Leaders, Charities And Stars Mourn The Loss Of Kofi Annan

Leaders, Charities And Stars Mourn The Loss Of Kofi Annan Aug 20, 2018

The Elders are shocked and deeply saddened at the passing of their dear friend and colleague Kofi Annan, who was the globally admired and respected Chair of The Elders. More
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