Ben Stiller appointed Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has announced the appointment of actor, director, producer and philanthropist Ben Stiller as its newest global Goodwill Ambassador. The announcement comes today as Stiller concludes a trip with UNHCR to Guatemala, where he met some of the men, women and children from the North of Central America who have been forced to flee their homes because of violence. In recent years a growing number of people across El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have fled extraordinary, unchecked violence at the hands of organized criminal groups and…

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UNHCR launches global #HandinHandcampaign, a powerful message of unity urging the world to remember the plight of refugees this Ramadan

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, this Ramadan intensifies its efforts to support the overwhelming number of families torn apart by war and violence and who are struggling to provide for their families. The agency has launched today its global campaign #HandinHand to raise awareness around the pressing need of refugee families, particularly women and children, for vital support and cash assistance. In line with these efforts, UNHCR has kicked off a visual campaignthat will air across the globethroughout Ramadan. “Projections of Hope” aims to connect families throughout the region with…

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On World Refugee Day cities worldwide stand #WithRefugees

On World Refugee Day (June 20), mayors from more than 50 cities around the world, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Los Angeles, Manchester, Mexico City, New York, São Paulo and Sydney, are calling for more local authorities and municipalities to join them in welcoming and including refugees in their communities. The Cities #WithRefugees initiative highlights the increasingly important role cities have taken on in accommodating refugees. Nearly two out of three refugees settle in urban areas whose residents are often the first to help refugees when they flee danger or later…

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UNHCR and OECD launch action plan to boost refugee employment

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the OECD, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, is launching today an innovative action plan to expand employment opportunities for refugees. The document not only identifies the challenges, opportunities and best practices in the integration of refugees to the labour market, but also offers a list of concrete actions to support the successful employment of refugees. “This Action Plan shows the way forward to ensure that the economic potential of refugees is fully harnessed, contributing to their social integration and offering a win-win situation…

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FCB Spain Is Crazy About ACNUR In First Campaign

After a contest between agencies, last December, the Spanish Committee of UNHCR (the UN Agency for Refugees) assigned its new brand campaign to FCB Spain. The campaign revolves around the concept ‘I am crazy about UNHCR’ to come to praise the value of the contributions of partners and donors, that without them, it would not be possible to make a positive difference in the lives of millions of people. The idea seeks to thank the partners for their contribution and awaken pride in belonging to UNHCR. The advertiser’s team has…

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