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2016 Nansen Refugee Award recognizes the efforts and work of volunteers

2016 #NansenAward CeremonyOur #NansenAward winners are living icons of humanitarian service who represent thousands of volunteers working without recognition, every day, across the world. Through Efi and Konstantinos, we honour and celebrate all of those volunteers who inspire us all to do more and to do better.

Posted by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency on Tuesday, 4 October 2016


Spanning more than 60 years, the Nansen Refugee Award is an award that acknowledges the efforts of those who work on behalf of people forcibly displaced from their homes.

This year, the Nansen Award has recognized and celebrated the great efforts and work from volunteers in Greece. Collectively, volunteers have supported more than 40,000 refugees and migrants in 2015.


“Thousands of volunteers that travelled long distances to assist in the crisis because they felt the moral imperative to help, they should set an example for us all.”

– Filippo Grandi, UNHCR


Representing thousands of volunteers working without much recognition every day, accross the world, Konstantinos Mitragas (Hellenic Rescue Team) and Efi Latsoudi (PIKPA Village) have received the award celebrating all of those in service of humanitarian action.

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