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Raya Abirached

About Raya

Raya Abirached was announced a Lebanese Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency in April 2021.

Raya is a Lebanese TV presenter, television personality, celebrity journalist and producer for MBC (The Middle East Broadcasting Center, branded in the Arab world as MBC Group). She is also the co-host, along with Qusai, of the hit TV talent show Arabs Got Talent. She is also the host of her own TV show Scoop, which provides the latest Hollywood news and interviews with notable actors - the show has been running for 10 years. 

She has also hosted events like American Idol in Dubai, as well as the launch of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Raya also regularly collaborates as a celebrity journalist with several TV stations like Entertainment Tonight in the US, Star TV in Switzerland, ZDF in Germany, ORF in Austria and Telecine in Brazil, and is often requested to do interviews for major movie studios like Warner Bros., Disney and Paramount.

Raya has supported UNHCR on many fronts, starting with a Facebook Live fundraising winter telethon she hosted for UNHCR's winter appeal. Raya has visited Za'atari camp, Jordan, and informal settlements in Tripoli, Lebanon. In 2020, Raya launched a fundraising challenge for Ramadan and interviewed a refugee family on Instagram live for World Refugee Day.