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Osvaldo Laport

Lebanon / GWA visit / Uruguayan-Argentinian actor and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Osvaldo Laport, centre, shakes the hand of Marwa during a visit at their house in Zgharta on August 28, 2014. Laport is on a four-day long visit in Lebanon in conjunction with a delegation from Uruguay, who are working with UNHCR to resettle Syrian refugees. / UNHCR / D. Khamissy / August 2014

“I believe we have to work to increase the spirit of collaboration in people, so that it crosses borders and helps relieve the weight of the pain that refugees have to carry.”

About Osvaldo

The charismatic Uruguayan actor moved to Argentina to study acting in 1976, and from a stage career in Buenos Aires he moved on to international acclaim after lead roles in soap operas on the small screen. Laport has used his following and influence to vigorously champion the cause of refugees and helped raise awareness of UNHCR’s work in the Spanish-speaking world, including through multiple video projects and also for major global campaigns such as #WithRefugees

He has met refugees and internally displaced people in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Lebanon.