UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Ben Stiller arrives in Poland to meet refugee families forced to flee war in Ukraine

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Ben Stiller arrives at the Rzeszow warehouse, one of UNHCR's logistics hubs, in Poland. As of 18 June 2022, more than 450 truckloads of relief items had come through this warehouse.   © UNHCR/Andrew McConnell

POLAND – Today, in advance of World Refugee Day on 20 June, Ben Stiller, Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, arrives in Rzeszow, Poland, on a visit to help highlight the growing needs of those who have fled the war in Ukraine and to call for support for all people globally who have been forcibly displaced from home. With millions displaced within and outside Ukraine,  the war is causing one of the fastest and largest displacement crises since World War II.

Upon landing, Ben posted an Instagram statement that said: “I’ve just arrived in Poland with UNHCR to meet families whose lives have been torn apart by war and violence in Ukraine. Millions have been forced to flee their homes, with over 90 per cent being women and children. I’m here to learn, to share stories that illustrate the human impact of war and to amplify calls for solidarity. I hope you’ll follow along and share your own messages of support for people who have fled their homes in Ukraine and for people who have been forced to flee all over the world.  Everyone has the right to seek safety. Whoever. Wherever. Whenever.”

 

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