1972 Svana Fridriksdottir

Svana Fridriksdottir, an Icelandic student who devoted her spare time to refugee issues. In early 1972, a day-long fund-raising campaign was held in five Nordic countries to raise money to help African refugees. Fridriksdottir organized a collection in her home town and other urban centres, including Reykjavik. The campaign raised US$6 million.