Mr Mustapha and the students of Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School at a morning assembly. Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School (I), Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.
© UNHCR/ Rahima Gambo

2017 winner announced as Zannah Mustapha from Nigeria

The 2017 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award winner has been announced as Mr. Zannah Mustapha, a lawyer, school-founder and peace-maker from north east Nigeria.

Mustapha was honoured during the Nansen Refugee Award ceremony on 2 October for his dedication and commitment to ensuring children and orphans affected by the conflict in Borno State can attend school. Read more about this incredible winner.

Congratulations Zannah Mustapha!

Do you a hero like Mr. Mustapha? Would you like to recognize the efforts of an individual, group or organization in 2018? Nominations are open – click here for more information.