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Maya Ghazal

Maya Ghazal

26 September 2019

UNHCR High Profile Supporter Maya Ghazal fled Damascus in 2015 leaving behind her home, her plans and dreams. Maya has become a prominent advocate for refugee rights and has attended and spoken at numerous global events including World Refugee Day at the Palace of Westminster in London, several education panels at Le Palais Des Nations in Geneva, corporate events in Amsterdam and in many media interviews and through social media. 

In 2018 Maya gave a powerfully inspiring speech at TEDxPalaisDesNationsWomen in which she smashed stereotypes and offered five solutions to better understanding refugees and why we should invest in their limitless potential.  With determination, hope and resilience Maya has started a new life in the UK and is currently studying Aviation Engineering at Brunel University with the aspiration of becoming the first female Syrian refugee pilot. 

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