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a close up of America Ferrera wearing a sparkling brown gown and smiling at a red carpet event.

America Ferrera Appointed IOM Global Goodwill Ambassador

Trailblazing Hollywood star and social activist America Ferrera has a new gig – she’s been named the new Global Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations International Organisation for Migration (IOM). America will be using her platform to highlight a number of issues including migration and women’s rights, and to amplify underrepresented voices. She says she’s…

Naomi Osaka at the 2021 Met Gala wearing a black and purple Louis Vuitton dress with ruffles, a red belt.

Naomi Osaka’s Met Gala Dress is a Celebration of America’s Immigrants

There’s a special meaning behind the dress Naomi Osaka wore to the 2021 Met Gala. Keeping with the night’s theme, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” the tennis superstar donned a custom Louis Vuitton gown to pay tribute to the immigrants who make up the country. It was designed by the label’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière in…

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Helena Christensen Reminds Us to Consider Impact of Coronavirus on Refugees

Helena Christensen is using her platform to share an important message ahead of World Refugee Day on June 20. The supermodel and photographer who’s also a global UNHCR Ambassador is highlighting the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on refugees around the world. “They have already experienced losing their homes and livelihoods and many, their…

Jimmy Barnes and Jane Barnes send guitar to Moz Azimi, a refugee living in on-shore detention. (Photos: @jane13barnes/Instagram and @azimimoz/Twitter)

How Jane and Jimmy Barnes’ Small Act of Kindness Made One Refugee’s Day

Rock legend Jimmy Barnes and his wife Jane have sent a guitar to a Kurdish man who’s living in on-shore detention in Melbourne. Moz Azimi endured seven years in detention on Manus Island and Port Moresby before being transferred to Australia for urgent medical help. Although he received refugee status more than three years ago,…

UNHCR Ambassador Helena Christensen visits Azraq refugee camp in Jordan (Photo: @helenachristensen/Instagram)

Helena Christensen Shares Stories of Refugee Children in Azraq, Jordan

Helena Christensen has spent some time in Jordan this week meeting refugees from Syria, Iraq and Somalia who’ve fled their homes because of war. The supermodel and UNHCR Ambassador has been documenting her visit to Azraq refugee camp  on Instagram for her hundreds of thousands of followers to help share the stories of some of…

Ben Stiller and Adut Akech talk refugees and runways for UNHCR campaign. (Photo: @UNHCR)

Ben Stiller and Adut Akech Talk Refugees and Runways for UNHCR

Hollywood star Ben Stiller and supermodel Adut Akech are putting the spotlight on an issue close to both their hearts: refugees. The pair has filmed a short video for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency’s new #EveryoneCounts campaign discussing Adut’s journey from war-torn South Sudan to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya and eventually to Australia. “There were…

Ricky Martin accepts the National Visibility Award from the Human Rights Campaign, 2019. (Photo: @humanrightscampaign/Instagram)

Ricky Martin Dedicates Human Rights Award to LGBTQ Refugees

Ricky Martin has been honoured with an award from the Human Rights Campaign and he’s dedicated it to LGBTQ refugees. The superstar received the National Visibility Award over the weekend, for his years of philanthropy and advocacy work for the LGBTQ community. Speaking with warmth and empathy, he said, “I want to dedicate this award to…

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have made a major donation to support migrant children. (Photo: @blakelively/Instagram)

How Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Are Helping Kids in Detention

When they’re not starring in movies (or hilariously trolling each other on social media) Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are using their power and influence to support important causes. This week, they’re on a mission to help immigrant children who are stuck in detention facilities across America. The pair has announced a US $2 million donation to…

Eva Longoria Baston. Photo by Hispanic Lifestyle [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]

Eva Longoria Baston Reminds Us Kids in Detention Facilities Need Hugs Too

(Photo: Hispanic Lifestyle [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)] Eva Longoria Baston has shared a photo of herself cuddling her gorgeous son, Santi – and there’s an important reason why. The actress is using her platform to shine a light on all the kids in detention centres who are missing out on hugs from their loved ones….

Gigi Hadid with refugee children in Bangladesh (Photo: @gigihadid/Instagram)

Gigi Hadid Reminds Us Rohingya Refugee Crisis Continues

This week marks one year since Gigi Hadid travelled to the largest refugee camp in the world – Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. The model and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador met with some of the one million Rohingyas who’ve fled Myanmar and today, she’s using her star power to remind us all that the crisis continues. “This…

Eva Longoria, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez and more sign open letter to show support for Latinx community.

J-Lo, Ricky, Eva, Salma and More Sign Letter of Solidarity For Latinx Community

Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Salma Hayek-Pinault and Eva Longoria-Baston are among over 200 Latinx entertainers and activists who’ve signed a letter of solidarity for their Latinx community. It’s a letter of love and hope after weeks of ICE raids tearing immigrant families apart and the El Paso mass shooting which claimed the lives of 22…

John Legend photographed by Glenn Francis

Celebrities Demand Gun Control and Call Out President Trump For Being “Part of the Problem”

Actors, actresses, musicians and comedians are all speaking out after 29 people were shot dead and dozens more were injured in Ohio and Texas this week. They’re not only showing their support for people who’ve lost loved ones, but also looking to the Trump administration and demanding action. They’re looking to their millions of followers,…