Nikki Samonas & Kwame Annom are appointed by the UNHCR as Goodwill Ambassadors

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) now announced the direction of media personality and actress, Nikki Samonas and business culinary chef, Kwame Annom, as their newest Goodwill Ambassadors.

They both commence their journey to upholding the plight of people forced to flee their domestic in 2017 with UNHCR’s LuQuLuQu movement.

In their roles as LuQuLuQu High-Level Influencers, they have manner their precept to aid veer the story-telling of refugees.

In 2017, Nikki attend Ampain refugee cantonment in Ghana to study more going UNHCR’s ER answer product and perceive with families hurried to skedaddle their abode. This first attends assert Nikki’s relegation to UNHCR.

“Ever since my participation with the LuQuLuQu campaign and my visit to Ampain refugee camp where I met with resilient refugee families, I have sought to transform public perception of our forcibly displaced African brothers and sisters – to recognize their strength, courage, and hope. I am overjoyed to continue my journey with UNHCR as a Goodwill Ambassador. I wish to use my new role to champion ways to improve the lives of the most vulnerable communities in Ghana,” the above said by Nikki.

Kwame, ordinarily appeals to as Biishville, has usefulness his unmatched craftsmanship as a culinary chef to gain care to the refugee purpose.

“I remember meeting with refugee families in 2017 and cooking with them in the camp. I was so inspired by these families – that despite the grave hardship they had undergone, they welcomed me into their shelters. It made me realize that I have a unique opportunity to use my profession as a chef to amplify the call for action to support families forced to flee.”

“Now as a Goodwill Ambassador, I dedicate my role in uniting refugees, host communities, and donors to increase support and awareness for the refugee cause and UNHCR’s work on the ground,” Kwame Annom added.

Their order comes at an opportunity when UNHCR’s Global Trends recite estate that over 79.5 million lede cosmopolitan are forcibly discarded. Ghana commonly landlord 13,355 refugees from over thirty dissimilar countries end Côte d’ Ivoire, Togo, Liberia, Sudan, and Cameroon.

In answer to Nikki and Kwame’s order, Esther Kiragu, UNHCR Representative in Ghana stated: “Nikki Samonas and Kwame Annom are Ghana’s first UNHCR Goodwill Ambassadors, and we are incredibly happy to welcome them both into their roles. Both Nikki and Kwame have demonstrated a deep commitment to the refugee cause, lending their voices, platforms, networks, and personal support to drawing attention to the refugee situation in Ghana and the role that the host community and private sector can play in alleviating the struggle and challenges of forced displacement.”  

Kwame Annom and Nikki Samonas most latterly back UNHCR’s Mask4Refugees movement and beforehand partake in UNHCR LuQuLuQu’s Step for Safety full, the UNHCR Greatest Gift Christmas movement, and coöperate.

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

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