With a Little Help from our Friends
UNHCR is lucky to be able to count on a wide group of friends and supporters who help its work in various ways. Some, having reached the top in their chosen professions, use their influence and popularity to help spread awareness about UNHCR's work, and lobby governments and raise funds for the world's millions of displaced. Others give free concerts, while many go to the field to assist personally, letting refugees and the internally displaced know that people care.
UNHCR's high-profile supporters share a singular determination to help the displaced and raise the world’s awareness about the suffering of the vulnerable. These supporters include royalty, musicians, stage and screen actors, authors, athletes, academics, photographers, aid workers and students. Some of these boosters are former refugees, while others come from privileged backgrounds. They include Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, International Goodwill Ambassadors Giorgio Armani and Adel Imam, National Goodwill Envoy Khaled Hosseini, basketball star Luol Deng, photographer Zalmaï, and lighting artist Gerry Hofstetter.
They complement the work of UNHCR's most valuable asset, the agency’s dedicated staff on duty around the world.
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