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, award-winning author, speaks of her experience fleeing Vietnam as a child.
Actor Marta Dusseldorp visiting refugee families based in Jordan.
Former Sierra Leonean refugee, Yarrie Bangura reads her poetry at our Mother’s Day Lunch.
South Sudanese former refugee, AFL player Akec Makur Chuot shares her story at the World Refugee Day lunch.
Tech guru and former refugee, Zoe Ghani is our Leading Women Fund ambassador.
Alice Spigelman AM is a Patron of Australia for UNHCR. She was previously a director of Australia for UNHCR for nine years.
Cricketing legend Ian Chappell speaks at a World Refugee Day event.
Award winning designer and creative entrepreneur, Peter Gould is our ambassador for Islamic Philanthropy.
Raja Yassine, Islamic Philanthropy ambassador.
Former refugee, Brisbane Roar star Golgol Mebrahtu speaks at the 2021 World Refugee Day lunch.
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.