Akec Makur Chuot, Special representative at Australia For UNHCR World Refugee Day lunch 2021

Alongside its many donors, Australia for UNHCR is supported by influential and prominent Australians who give up their time to become Ambassadors for the organisation.

Ambassadors help raise awareness of the humanitarian emergencies which Australia for UNHCR supports and educate Australians about how they can help.

Our Ambassadors come from a broad range of areas. Some are leading humanitarian advocates, often refugees themselves who now call Australia home. Others are high profile supporters from sectors such as the arts, entertainment, finance and sport.

Here are some of our Ambassadors in action:

Carina Hoang, Special Representative

Carina Hoang

Special Representative

Carina Hoang, award-winning author, speaks of her experience fleeing Vietnam as a child.

Marta Dusseldorp, Special representative, visiting Syrian refugee families in Jordan

Marta Dusseldorp

Special Representative

Actor Marta Dusseldorp visiting refugee families based in Jordan.

Yarrie Bangura speaking at Mothers Day Lunch

Yarrie Bangura

Former Sierra Leonean refugee, Yarrie Bangura reads her poetry at our Mother’s Day Lunch.

Akec Makur Chuot, Special representative at Australia For UNHCR World Refugee Day lunch 2021

Akec Makur Chuot

South Sudanese former refugee, AFL player Akec Makur Chuot shares her story at the World Refugee Day lunch.

Zoe Ghani

Zoe Ghani

Tech guru and former refugee, Zoe Ghani is our Leading Women Fund ambassador. 

Alice Spigelman

Alice Spigelman AM

Alice Spigelman AM is a Patron of Australia for UNHCR. She was previously a director of Australia for UNHCR for nine years. 

Ian Chappell, Special representative at the World Refugee Day Breakfast 2015

Ian Chappell

Special Representative

Cricketing legend Ian Chappell speaks at a World Refugee Day event.

Peter Gould, special representative at Sydney Eid Event

Peter Gould

Award winning designer and creative entrepreneur, Peter Gould is our ambassador for Islamic Philanthropy.

Portrait of Raja Yassine, Special representative

Raja Yassine

Raja Yassine, Islamic Philanthropy ambassador.

Golgol Mebrahtu, Special representative at the World Refugee Day lunch 2021

Golgol Mebrahtu

 Former refugee, Brisbane Roar star Golgol Mebrahtu speaks at the 2021 World Refugee Day lunch.

Janine Allis

Janine Allis

Boost Juice founder and entrepreneur Janine Allis is Australia for UNHCR's Leading Women Fund ambassador. Allis is the leading voice for our LWF program, aimed at engaging women professionals and change-makers to support refugee women and girls.