Yusra Mardini, A Young Refugee, Finds Safety in Her New Home

The United Nations Department of Public Information has launched a new animated video on the dramatic story of Yusra Mardini, a young refugee from conflict-torn Syria who achieved her dream to compete in the Olympics last year. Yusra Mardini was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on 27 April 2017. Watch

Champion Cara Delevingne in Uganda Raising Awareness for Refugee Girls' Education

Champion Cara Delevingne joined United Nations Foundation for a learning trip to northern Uganda with UNHCR to learn more about their response to the South Sudanese refugee crisis and their programs that support education for refugee girls. Watch

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett visits refugees in Jordan

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has announced the appointment of Cate Blanchett as a Global Goodwill Ambassador. The announcement comes as Cate returns from Jordan where she witnessed the ongoing humanitarian support to people displaced by conflict in Syria. She met Syrian refugee families to hear first-hand about the perilous journeys they had undertaken and the daily challenges they face. Watch

Peter Capaldi a.k.a. Dr Who meets Syrian refugees in Jordan with UNHCR

Actor, writer, director and UNHCR Supporter Peter Capaldi travelled with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to meet Syrian families living in refugee camps and towns and cities across Jordan. Through writing, photography, film and a unique Virtual Reality experience, Peter helped communicate some of their extraordinary stories of escape and survival and helped highlight the vital role of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in supporting and protecting refugees. Watch

Refugee or Migrant? #WordsMatter Say Our High Profile Supporters

WordsMatter: this short film explains the meaning behind the word “refugee”. UNHCR Goodwill Ambassadors and high profile supporters help define the difference between the terms “refugee” and “migrant”. These words are being splashed across media headlines because of the ongoing European Refugee Crisis. Stars include Barbara Hendricks, Cate Blanchett, Colin Firth, Craig Ferguson, Douglas Booth, Helena Christensen, John Abraham, Kristin Davis, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Stewart, Peter Capaldi, Rokia Traore. Watch

Refugees in Europe desperately need your help - Cate Blanchett

Actor Cate Blanchett has issued a heartfelt appeal in response to the refugee crisis in Europe, asking the public to show support for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Watch

Kristin Davis gets to know Fiona for World Refugee Day 2015

Kristin Davis met Fiona Taba, an 18 year-old woman who is a talented tailor and dreams of being a fashion designer. After arriving in Uganda as a refugee UNHCR gave a small grant to Fiona so she could train to become a tailor. Watch

Helena Christensen gets to know Maribeth for World Refugee Day 2015

Helena Christensen wants you to get to know Maribeth’s story, as part of World Refugee Day 2015. Helena Christensen is a supporter of the UNHCR, and recently visited Colombia to meet displaced people from their homes. Watch

Cate Blanchett gets to know Ahmad for World Refugee Day 2015

Cate Blanchett travelled with UNHCR to Lebanon, where she met Ahmad, a Syrian refugee who was celebrating his 14th birthday. Ahmad was one of a group of young refugees acting in a drama at a community centre they attend. Watch

Iraq: Angelina Jolie Visits Displaced Iraqis

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie recently visited internally displaced Iraqis living in an informal settlement and a formal camp at Khanke, near Dohuk. There, she heard dramatic stories of escape from the more than 20,000 Yazidis who fled Sinjar and surrounding areas last August. Watch

Malta: Refugees Dying at Europe's Doorstep

Angelina Jolie, UNHCR Special Envoy, travelled to Malta and met three people who risked everything to reach safety. More people than ever before are risking their lives in search of safety – more than 207,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean since the start of January – almost three times the previous known high of about 70,000 in 2011, when the Libyan civil war was in full swing. Watch

Jordan: Malala Yousafzai Witnesses Newly Arriving Syrian Refugees

Teenage activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Malala Yousafzai and UNHCR visit the Jordanian border crossing at Hadalat where hundreds of Syrian refugees cross each day. The number of Syrians seeking refuge in Jordan has increased in recent days due to intensified fighting in their villages. Watch

Lady Antebellum - Take 1 minute to support a family forced to flee

Lady Antebellum supports the UNHCR on World Refugee Day. Watch

Angelina Jolie - No one chooses to be a refugee

UNHCR's 2012 World Refugee Day global social advocacy campaign, “Dilemmas”, aims to help fight intolerance and xenophobia against refugees. UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie and a host of other celebrities echo the same strong message: No one chooses to be a refugee. Watch

Do 1 Thing On World Refugee Day With Angelina Jolie

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie's message for World Refugee Day 2011. Watch

Angelina Jolie on getting aid to Pakistan

Hollywood actress and UN goodwill amabassador Angelina Jolie talks about the crisis in Pakistan following the floods. Watch

Angelina Jolie : Pakistan Needs your Help

Angelina Jolie, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, speaks out for the victims of Pakistan’s flood in this new PSA through UNHCR. Watch

Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie for World Refugee Day 2010

For World Refugee Day on June 20th UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie draws attention to the plight of the millions of people who have been forced to flee their homes because of war or persecution. Watch

Angelina Jolie Visits Quake Stricken Haiti 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, February 9 UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie arrived on Tuesday in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, where she visited earthquake survivors and met aid workers from local and international organizations. Watch