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Angelina Jolie Urges the World to Invest in Education for Refugee Children

Over a million children are missing out on schooling right now because of coronavirus closures and while there are online learning tools for many, Angelina Jolie is making sure the world doesn’t forget refugee children who don’t have access to the same resources. The Hollywood star and UNHCR Special Envoy took part in a virtual…

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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…

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…

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…

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves lend a hand at Refettorio Paris (Photo: @iamcamilaalves/Instagram)

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves Serve Food to Refugees and Homeless

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves have been spending some time during their vacation in France, volunteering at a restaurant to feed refugees and the homeless. In between visits to the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and the French countryside, the Hollywood couple stopped by the Madeleine Church where Refettorio Paris is located. The restaurant serves 5-star meals and…

Angelina Jolie Speaks Up For Venezuelan Refugees and Praises Peru

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie just spent 3 days in Peru meeting men, women and children who’ve fled Venezuela. The situation in Venezuela is bad right now. The economy is in free-fall and people are struggling to survive. It’s so bad, there’s a mass exodus happening – according to the UN, 2 million people have fled…

Cate Blanchett’s Statement to UN Security Council About Rohingya Refugees

“Many Bangladeshi villagers living nearby, with very little to call their own, have been helping the Rohingya refugees over the past year. If people with so little can step up, why can’t we do better?” Today, Cate Blanchett sat before the United Nations Security Council and asked the world this very important question. There are currently…

Gigi and Halima Highlight UNICEF’s Work With Refugees

Beautiful women on the cover of a fashion magazine? Pretty standard. Beautiful women on the cover of a fashion magazine promoting a good cause? Now THIS IS BIG. Gigi Hadid and Halima Aden are both cover girls for the September issue of CR Fashion Book (photographed by Pieter Hugo) and LOOK: they’re both wearing UNICEF tees! In fact, the entire issue is…