Nomzamo Mbatha has been tapped to host the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Nansen Refugee Award ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland. The award is presented annually to an individual or organisation dedicated to help those who have been forcibly displaced from their homes. The recepient is offered the opportunity to speak about their work to a global audience. The star took to social media to share the exciting news.
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This year’s recepient is Dr. Evan Atar Adaha, a surgeon and medical director at a hospital in Bunj, north-eastern South Sudan. His career spans over 20 years of providing medical services to people forced to flee conflict. The ceremony will take place on 1 October.
Congratulations to Nomzamo!
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I am incredibly honoured to host this year’s Nansen Refugee Awards in Geneva where we honour a truly remarkable spirit: Dr. Evan Atar. Visiting Maban, South Sudan and seeing his amazing work in providing health care to people forced to flee has been deeply inspiring. I warmly encourage each of us to #DoItLuQuLuQu and visit www.luquluqu.org/donate to support humanitarian workers like Dr. Atar to help our forcibly displaced brothers and sisters. #NansenAward @refugees