UNHCR / NANSEN AWARDS REGIONAL WINNERS

21-Sep-2020 00:02:55
A refugee school teacher striving to empower rape survivors, a scientist and mother of four on a quest to make reading and learning accessible to refugee children, an activist fighting to protect the rights of displaced people with disabilities and an aspiring refugee footballer using her love for sport to get refugee children off the streets and into the classroom. These four everyday heroes who go to extraordinary lengths to help those in great need have been selected as the regional winners of this year’s Nansen Refugee Award. UNHCR
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DATELINE: SEPTEMBER 2020, NEW YORK CITY
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1 - 3 AUGUST 2020, SHIRAZ, IRAN

1. Wide shot, Rozma Ghafouri overlooking city
2. Med shot, Rozma Ghafouri
3. Close up, Rozma streching
4. Wide shot, Rozma streching
5. Various shots, Rozma taking a football class with boys in an indoor gym
6. Various shots, Rozma training a group of girls in outdoor football field

12 JULY 2020, KYIV, UKRAINE

7. Various shots, Tetiana Barantsova in a park in Kyiv talking to other people living with disability and their families
8. Wide shots, Tetiana moving through park

25 JULY 2020, NAKIVALE REFUGEE CAMP, UGANDA

9. Wide shot, sign for Nakivale refugee camp
10. Wide shot, general views of Naivale refugee camp
11. Wide shot, woman fixing wedding dresses in wedding shop Sabuni Françoise Chikunda helped setup
12. Close up, woman fixing wedding dresses
13. Wide shot, woman fixing wedding dress
14. Med shot, woman selling vegetables in same shop
15. Close up, Sabuni Françoise Chikunda
16. Various shots, Sabuni Françoise Chikunda wiping down benches in women’s centre

15 JULY 2020, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA


17. Various shots, Rana Dajani in her office
18. Various shots, Rana walking in street

DATE UNKNOWN, JORDAN

19. Wide shot, Rana reading to a group of children in Jordan
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A refugee school teacher striving to empower rape survivors, a scientist and mother of four on a quest to make reading and learning accessible to refugee children, an activist fighting to protect the rights of displaced people with disabilities and an aspiring refugee footballer using her love for sport to get refugee children off the streets and into the classroom. These four everyday heroes who go to extraordinary lengths to help those in great need have been selected as the regional winners of this year’s Nansen Refugee Award.

The winners, all of whom are women, were selected from across four continents for their humanitarianism and efforts to improve the lives of forcibly displaced people.

Each in her own way, has launched grassroots initiatives to change the lives of people within their communities including refugees and internally displaced people uprooted by conflict in South Sudan, East Ukraine, Syria and Afghanistan.

Their service and dedication to the protection of forcibly displaced people reflects the essence and spirit of Fridtjof Nansen – the first High Commissioner for Refugees for whom the award is named. Nansen was a renowned scientist, polar explorer and statesman, and was known for his perseverance in the face of adversity. The annual humanitarian prize seeks to shed light on and honour heroes within our communities who go above and beyond the call of duty to help refugees, displaced or stateless people.

From hundreds of nominations, a winner is selected to represent each region in addition to honouring a single global laureate. Through this award, unsung heroes are celebrated for their extraordinary efforts to change and in many cases save the lives of forcibly displaced people.

This year’s regional winners for Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East are:

Africa: Sabuni Francoise Chikunda, a refugee schoolteacher from the Democratic Republic of the Congo living in Uganda. She is the founder and chair of The Women’s Centre helping victims and survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence.

Asia: Rozma Ghafouri, an Afghan refugee living in Iran is the co-founder of the Youth Initiative Fund project, a community-based initiative which seeks to get refugee children in Iran off the streets and into education.

Europe: Tetiana Barantsova, from Ukraine is a human rights activist and the co-founder of Luhansk oblast NGO "AMI-Skhid" (Association of Women, Youth, Families with Disabilities of Eastern Donbas), an NGO which advocates for change and protection of the rights of people with disabilities.

Middle East: Dr. Rana Dajani, from Jordan, is a scientist and professor of molecular cell biology founded the We Love Reading project. The initiative aims to make books and reading accessible to children in every community including refugee camps.

The overall winner of the Nansen Refugee Award – who is not among those honoured today – will be revealed on 1 October. The prize will be presented in an online ceremony on 5 October.

Each regional winner will be honoured with a special Nansen certificate and events will be held to celebrate their extraordinary efforts in cooperation with the Swiss and Norwegian embassies in the countries where they work.

The Swiss and Norwegian Governments are UNHCR’s partners in the Nansen Refugee Award project.
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