“The language around refugees has become increasingly negative and ugly. There is so much misinformation and scaremongering around who refugees are. It’s as if by dehumanizing refugees it makes it easier to ignore the problem and avoid responsibility for playing a role in being part of the solution. But no one wins by ignoring the humanity of refugees because in doing that we ignore our own humanity and we diminish ourselves.”
Actor, singer, and dancer Dianna Agron began supporting UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in May 2016 when she visited resettled refugees in Austria.
Dianna subsequently travelled with UNHCR to Jordan to meet with Syrian refugees living in towns and cities, as well as refugee camps. Through interviews and social media Dianna actively encouraged her friends, family and fans to get behind the #WithRefugees campaign calling for world leaders to act in solidarity and take shared responsibility in their response to the global refugee crisis. She signed the petition and added her voice to our #WithRefugees campaign film alongside fellow high-profile supporters, refugees and UNHCR staff from around the world.
Dianna continues to support UNHCR’s efforts to raise empathy and support for refugees amidst a growing environment of intolerance.