UNHCR / NANSEN REFUGEE GLOBAL AWARD

28-Nov-2023 00:10:23
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today that Abdullahi Mire – a former refugee and journalist who has championed the right to education while putting 100,000 books in the hands of refugee children in Kenya – will be the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award’s 2023 global laureate. UNHCR
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STORY: UNHCR / NANSEN REFUGEE GLOBAL AWARD
TRT: 10:23
SOURCE: UNHCR
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LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NATS
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25 OCTOBER 2023 DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP, KENYA

1. Areal shot, Dadaab camp
2. Various shots, Abdullahi Mire, UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award 2023 Global Laureate getting on to truck
3. Close up, books donated Refugee Youth Education Hub (RYEH)
4. Close up, various of Mire and colleagues going through books
5. Cloe up, Mire holding book
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Abdullahi Mire, UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award 2023 Global Laureate:
“My role is to connect the youth here in this camp to the world for better opportunities. Books open doors that you cannot imagine.”
7. Close up, various of Mire in truck on his way to deliver books to schools
8. Wide shot, books being offloaded at Hagadera Secondary School
9. Med shot, various of Mire handing over books to students
10. Close up, Books being donated to school
11. Med shot, students picking books
12. Med shot, students in school
13. Wide shot, students seated during school assembly
14. Med shot, various of Mire addressing students
15. Med shot, Mire talking to students
16. Med shot, students listening to Mire
17. Med shot, student reading donated book
18. SOUNDBITE (English) Abdullahi Mire, UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award 2023 Global Laureate: “Once you have education. You can rebuild your country. You can rebuild your life. To me, my happiest moment, my highest moment is when I put a book in the hand of a needy child, a displaced child.

26 OCTOBER 2023, DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP, KENYA

19. Med shot, various of Mire in class with students at Juba Primary school
20. Close up, students in class
21. Med shot, various of Mire and colleagues arranging books in library
22. Close up, Mire arranging books in shelf
23. Med shot, various of Mire putting books in shelf
24. Close up, various of youth reading books in library
25. Close up, various of students sharing book
26. Wide shot, Youth reading in library
27. Med shot, various of Hodan Bashir, trainee nurse and Mire walking in International Rescue Committee (IRC) Hospital, Dadaab compound
28. Close up, various of Hodan examining baby
29. Close up, various of Hodan drawing blood from patient
30. SOUNBITE (English) Hodan Bashir, trainee nurse:
“We are (were) sharing 15 girls, one biology book. But me, my target was to get a good grade in biology and to become a doctor.”
31. Med shot, various of Hodan doing hospital rounds

09 NOVEMBER 2023, DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP, KENYA

32. Med shot, Hodan and Kefa Otieno Ojwando, Medical Doctor, going through patient files
33. Med shot, Portrait of Hodan

10 NOVEMBER 2023, DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP, KENYA

34. Close up, various of Mire with refugee women at basket weaving project
35. Close up, various of women weaving baskets
36. Wide shot, Mire meeting youth
37. Med shot, various of Mire in meeting with youth
38. Close up, Youth group members addressing meeting

25 OCTOBER 2023 DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP, KENYA

39. SOUNDBITE (English) Abdullahi Mire, UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award 2023 Global Laureate:
“It inspires me. It gives me the energy to move on because the impacts are clear. Books unify. Education is the greatest equalizer.”

FILE – SANA’A, YEMEN

40. Med shot, girl walking upstairs
41. Wide shot, children with the teacher in school
42. Wide shot, Asia Al-Mashreqi walking downstairs
43. Wide shot, Asia Al-Mashreqi in the room with children beds
44. Med shot, Asia Al-Mashreqi playing with children
45. Wide shot, city view
46. Close up, local building
47. Med shot, teacher writing on the board
48. Wide shot, children playing table football
49. Wide shot, children walking
50. Wide shot, Asia Al-Mashreqi walking in the field
51. Wide shot, school entrance
52. Wide shot, Asia Al-Mashreqi meets students
53. Med shot, Asia Al-Mashreqi playing with child
54. Med shot, Asia Al-Mashreqi playing with child
55. Wide shot, WS Asia Al-Mashreqi enters classroom
56. Wide shot, Asia Al-Mashreqi in the classroom
57. Various shots, city destruction

28 SEPTEMBER 2023, NOANAMÁ, CHOCÓ, COLOMBIA
58. Wide shot, droneshot over the river and village
59. Wide shot, WS boat floating over the river
60. Wide shot, Elizabeth Moreno salutes man sitting by the house
61. Med shot, Elizabeth Moreno walks with a boy
62. Close up, Elizabeth Moreno salutes men when arriving - “Hola gentlemen, how’s it going?”
63. Wide shot, Elizabeth Moreno talks to a nun
64. Close up, Elizabeth Moreno
65. Close up, Elizabeth Moreno with people from organization

22 SEPTEMBER 2023, COX’S BAZAAR, BANGLADESH

66. Various shots, Four Rohingya Storytellers, Abdullah Habib, Sahat Zia Hero, Salim Khan, and Shahida, documenting the experiences of stateless Rohingya refugees

24 OCTOBER 2023, PAŁAC ŁOCHÓW, POLAND


67. Wide shot, old wooden church
68. Med shot, sun piercing through leaves
69. Med shot, Lena looking over the estate on a balcony
70. Med shot, Lena’s art work

19 JULY 2023, SIEDLCE, POLAND

71. Wide shot, Władysław in a hotel hallway Siedlce, Poland,

25 OCTOBER 2023, SIEDLCE, POLAND

72. Wide shot, Władysław and Lena Walking in tall grass
STORYLINE
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today that Abdullahi Mire – a former refugee and journalist who has championed the right to education while putting 100,000 books in the hands of refugee children in Kenya – will be the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award’s 2023 global laureate.

“Abdullahi Mire is living proof that transformative ideas can spring from within displaced communities,” said Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. “He has shown great resourcefulness and tenacity in strengthening the quality of refugee education.”

Born in Somalia, Mire grew up in the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya. He was eventually resettled to Norway, but a yearning to serve his community drew him back. He found work in Kenya as a journalist and set up the Refugee Youth Education HubLink is external, a refugee-led organization that has opened three libraries in the camps – stocked with donated books – and expanded learning opportunities for tens of thousands of displaced children and youth.

“The win is not for me alone,” said Mire, 36. “It is for all the volunteers I work with… It is for the children in the schools.”

Several regional winners will also be honoured this year:

Elizabeth Moreno Barco (Americas): a human rights defender who advocates for communities affected by armed internal conflict in Colombia.

Asia Al-Mashreqi (Middle East & North Africa): founder and chairperson of the Sustainable Development Foundation, which has assisted nearly 2 million individuals in Yemen affected by conflict.

Abdullah Habib, Sahat Zia Hero, Salim Khan and Shahida Win (Asia-Pacific): four Rohingya storytellers documenting the experiences of stateless Rohingya refugees.

Lena Grochowska and Władysław Grochowski (Europe): a Polish couple whose hotel chain and foundation provide shelter and training to refugees.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Geneva on 13 December at the Global Refugee Forum 2023. Hosted by journalist Ann Curry, the event will showcase the winners’ work and feature performances by Lous and the Yakuza, MIYAVI and Ricky Kej. It will also be livestreamed.
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