UNHCR Patrons

Our patrons play a vital role at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, by increasing awareness of the issues that refugees face, and the steps we’re taking to overcome them. They also encourage people to become supporters and help fund our life-saving work.

Since 2018, the honorary title of UNHCR Patron has been bestowed upon individuals who have used their standing and influence to change attitudes towards refugees and raise awareness of the refugee crises and the work of UNHCR.

Our patrons are people who have worked tirelessly over many years to shed light on UNHCR’s vital activities and their impact on refugees around the world.

Our Patrons

The Venerable Vudhijaya Vajiramedhi has been an active supporter of the global Nobody Left Outside campaign, which has been raising funds to help shelter families for the last three years.

HRH Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan is a member of the UNHCR Advisory Group and an active advocate for maternal and newborn health.