UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

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UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award: The Nansen Refugee Award is offered to an individual or organization annually “in recognition of extraordinary and dedicated service to refugees and is the most prestigious honour conferred by UNHCR.”

It is offered to any person or organization from any country irrespective of creed, colour, age or profession.

Anyone can nominate an organization or individual for the Award. There is a special committee appointed by UNHCR to select the final winner.

The Award has a commemorative medal and a US $100,000 monetary prize which is donated by the governments of Norway and Switzerland.

The monetary prize that accompanies the Nansen Award is intended to enable the recipient to pursue refugee assistance projects drawn up in consultation with UNHCR.

"The monetary prize that accompanies the Nansen Award is intended to enable the recipient to pursue refugee assistance projects drawn up in consultation with UNHCR. To date, so-called Nansen Fund projects have benefitted refugees in places such as Cambodia, Botswana and Venezuela."

Nominations can be submitted online through the UNHCR website.

Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.

The last date for submitting the nominations is 30 April.

For more information and application, please see: UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award Website

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