The HRT and Efi Latsoudi receive the 2016 Nansen Refugee Award at a ceremony in Geneva, for their outstanding work during 2015 when they helped thousands of refugees arriving in Greece.
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Nansen Refugee Award

Nominations for the 2017 winner now closed.

Nominations for the 2017 Nansen Refugee Award closed

The call for nominations to find our 2017 Nansen Refugee Award winner closed at midnight on 7 February.

Thank you so much if you took the time to submit a nomination, we have received record numbers.

The selection process is strictly confidential and the winner will be announced in September 2017.

Latest updates

Efi Latsoudi and the Hellenic Rescue Team won in 2016. Watch the ceremony highlights

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Kristin Davis is helping us find the next hero – 'we need your nominations'.

Aqeela Asifi is turning girls' dreams into reality in Pakistan

In 2015 Aqeela Asifi won the Nansen Refugee Award. Investing most of her prize fund into extending her school, Asifi has now made the impossible possible – refugee girls can now continue their education past the age of 14.

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