Violinist. Sister. Student.

Violinist
Sister
Student

Mariela Finds Refuge in the U.S.

Nader - Saxophonist, Dad, Mozart fan

Saxophonist
Dad
Mozart fan

Nader’s family escaped sniper fire.

Yaquob - Cook. Brother. Mentor.

Cook
Brother
Mentor

“It wasn’t safe and we had to leave.”

Yadira - Roller skater. Daughter. Team player.

Roller skater
Daughter
Team player

“It was too dangerous to stay”

Hany - Student, Brother, Poet

Student
Brother
Poet

“I left my home because of the war.”

Ibrahim - English student, Brother, Footballer

English student
Brother
Footballer

“I am alive thanks to my sister.”

Katia - Gardener, Mom, Nature lover

Gardener
Mother
Nature lover

Katia and her family had to flee fighting twice.

TELL YOUR FRIENDS

Millions of families have fled their homes to escape war or human rights abuses. Millions of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers – who are also students, musicians, cooks, and so much more. Please get to know these remarkable individuals and introduce them to your friends.

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UNHCR HIGH PROFILE SUPPORTERS

UNHCR Supporter

Kristen Davis

gets to know Fiona, a tailor, farmer, and a niece.

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Khaled Hosseini

gets to know Muzoon, an advocate for education

Emma Thompson

UNHCR Supporter

Emma Thompson

gets to know Tindy, a son, activist, food lover.

Cate Blanchett

UNHCR Supporter

Cate Blanchett

gets to know Ahmad, a baker, actor, and future pilot

Section One

On June 20, the world commemorates the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees.

Section Two

Around the world more than
50 million people have fled their homes. Each day thousands more follow.

Section Three

The UN Refugee Agency protects and assists refugees, forcibly displaced and stateless people.

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