Anna Drijver is a well-known Dutch actress. Her projects include the international series ‘Heirs of the night’ and the Belgium-Dutch Netflix series ‘Undercover’. Besides acting, she is a podcast maker and writer. In November 2011 her first novel ‘You Stay’ was published.
Anna draws attention to social topics, such as climate change, sustainability, and refugees. Anna has been involved with UNHCR since 2018 and became a high profile supporter in 2021.
Involvement with UNHCR
In June 2020 and 2021, Anna supported the World Refugee Day partnership between UNHCR and Cinetree, a platform with refugee-themed movies that draws attention to the plight of forcibly displaced people.
Anna said: “I'm very honoured to be able to support UNHCR. The stories of refugees in all parts of the worlds never fail to touch me. These are resilient people, hopeful people, that deserve our attention. In my work, I tell stories, whether it be on film, in books or on stage. I feel a responsibility to listen to the stories of refugees, and help to create awareness that we are all, in the end, human beings.”
In 2019 UNHCR launched a campaign to combat statelessness in the Netherlands. Anna was the voice of an animation video series and called on the Dutch public to end statelessness by signing UNHCR’s petition.
On World Refugee Day 2018, Anna supported the forcibly displaced through the UNHCR Stand #WithRefugees petition.
She said: “My special attention goes out to women and girls and their right to education and freedom, as this is still not a given. I will put all my efforts into empowering other women, mothers and girls.”