Actor, singer and dancer, Dianna Agron, began her journey with UNHCR in May 2016 when she visited resettled refugees in Austria.
Dianna met Nergez and her family, who were forced to flee the Kurdish part of Syria following the outbreak of civil war. Nergez’s father, Hamed, made an arduous journey to Austria hidden in a truck in 2013 while the rest of the family made the dangerous trip to the Austrian embassy in Lebanon to obtain the paperwork for family reunification. With UNHCR’s assistance the family were finally reunited safely in Austria in 2014.
Dianna has since met Syrian refugees in Jordan and added her voice to our #WithRefugees campaign film alongside fellow high profile supporters, refugees and UNHCR staff from around the world. Ahead of a historic Summit on refugees and migrants at the UN General Assembly in September 2016 the #WithRefugees campaign calls on world leaders to act in solidarity and take shared responsibility in their response to the global refugee crisis. Dianna is actively encouraging her friends, family and fans to get behind the campaign and sign the petition.