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Our patrons play a vital role at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, by increasing awareness of the issues that refugees face, and the steps we’re taking to overcome them. They also encourage people to become supporters and help fund our life-saving work.

Since 2018, the honorary title of UNHCR Patron has been bestowed upon individuals who have used their standing and influence to change attitudes towards refugees and raise awareness of the refugee crises and the work of UNHCR.

Our patrons are people who have worked tirelessly over many years to shed light on UNHCR’s vital activities and their impact on refugees around the world.

Our patrons

Dr. Ayedh Dabsan Al Qahtani has been an active supporter of UNHCR’s programmes and has been raising funds to help provide for the displaced globally since 2015.
H.E. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al-Thani of Qatar is an active advocate for the displaced globally.
The Venerable Phra Medhivajirodom
The Venerable Phra Medhivajirodom has been an active supporter of the global Nobody Left Outside campaign, which has been raising funds to help provide shelter to refugee families since 2016.
Dr. Majed AlAzmi
Dr. Majed AlAzmi actively participates in activities and events that promote the global refugee cause and align with UNHCR's mandate. He also supports UNHCR's Zakat Fund.
Mr. Jamal Abdul Khaleq Abdullah Al-Nouri
Mr. Jamal is the head of the executive committee of The Kuwait Society for Relief, which signed an agreement in 2020 with UNHCR dedicated to providing cash assistance for refugees and internally displaced persons in Yemen.