UNHCR’s Eminent Advocate for Refugees, Dato’s Sri Tahir – a proud Indonesian who gives back to his country and refugees in need worldwide
UNHCR’s Eminent Advocate for Refugees, Dato’ Sri Tahir was recently recognized by President of Indonesia Joko Widodo for his outstanding humanitarian contributions. UNHCR colleagues in Indonesia recently chatted with Dato’ Tahir about his drive to help the less fortunate.
Refugee teenager gets once-in-a lifetime experience as a volunteer in Asian Games 2018
It never crossed Jafar’s mind that he would have the opportunity to be part of one of the biggest international multi sports events in the world but it has happened. The Afghan teenager was selected to volunteer at the Asian Games this year by a special Asian Games committee. As a volunteer for the event, which continues through 2 September, he has met athletes from across Asia, including Afghan taekwondo legend Rohollah Nikpai.
Indonesian volunteers share arts and ways to protect the environment with refugees
“Look! I painted a turtle!” said Ahmad, a 10-year-old refugee, while doing glass painting. Ahmad is one of dozens of refugee children who took part in arts and educational activities organized by non-governmental organization Kanaditya in Jakarta. The two-day event was held on 24 and 25 July in celebration of National Children’s Day.
UNHCR, EU and Indonesian communities work together to find solutions and opportunities for urban refugees
Through a short documentary, Liaqat and his family told their compelling story of refugees’ hopes and dreams. The documentary which was produced by UNHCR with funds generously contributed by the European Union (the European Commission’s Department for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection/ ECHO), highlights the challenges faced by urban refugees in Jakarta, Indonesia, as well as in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Bangkok, Thailand.