The United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR) and Google are organising a “YouTube Run for
UNHCR” which will be held on Sunday, 18 February 2018 at Rama IX Park in
The run will raise funds for UNHCR’s work to support the
global refugee crisis.
“Caring for one another as human beings is our
responsibility,” said Ms. Praya Lundberg, UNHCR Goodwill
Ambassador. “I am grateful to YouTube for
organizing this event which makes it easy for the public to join
the international community to support refugees.”
Today, the needs of refugees and other displaced
people continues to grow, especially in light of new crises and
worsening displacement. UNHCR’s work globally is funded almost
entirely by voluntary contributions from governments,
intergovernmental institutions and, increasingly, from individuals
In collaboration with UNHCR, Google.org has
helped shed light on the plight of refugees and raised funds to
make a difference in their lives.
“We’re pleased to be supporting UNHCR on this
fun event to raise funds for an important cause. Global
displacement is at an all-time high, and we feel strongly about
helping where we can. Google has been a longtime supporter of
UNHCR, working to provide emergency support and access to vital
information and education to refugees,” said Ben King, Google
Thailand Country Director.
All proceeds from the ticket sales of “YouTube
Run for UNHCR” will go to UNHCR to provide life-saving assistance
and protection to refugees where the need is the greatest. These
include operations in some of the biggest emergencies around the
world such as those in Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
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