About Neil

Internationally acclaimed British writer Neil Gaiman has been supporting UNHCR since 2013 and was announced as a global Goodwill Ambassador in February 2017. 

In May 2014 Neil travelled to Jordan to build support, empathy and understanding of the Syrian refugee crisis.  He has highlighted the work of UNHCR through extensive media interviews and through his social media channels.  He is a fierce advocate for refugees, often writing and speaking about his experience in the field with UNHCR and sharing stories about the refugee links in his own family.

Neil has initiated and supported fundraising initiatives for UNHCR and has supported key UNHCR events and campaigns including #WithRefugeesWorld Refugee Day, the iBelong campaign to end statelessness, the Nansen Refugee Award and has appeared in several films including ‘What They Took With Them’‘Words Matter’  and ‘We Stand With #WithRefugees’.

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