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JEEL ALBENA ASSOCIATION FOR HUMANITARIAN DEVELOPMENT RECEIVED 2021 UNHCR NANSEN REFUGEE AWARD

JEEL ALBENA ASSOCIATION FOR HUMANITARIAN DEVELOPMENT RECEIVED 2021 UNHCR NANSEN REFUGEE AWARD

Context:

A humanitarian organization from Yemen has been declared the winner of the 2021 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award. The organisation is named “Jeel Albena Association for Humanitarian Development”.

About the Organisation:

  • It was founded in 2017 by Ameen Jubran.
  • It has won the prestigious honour to support and provide a lifeline to tens of thousands of Yemenis people displaced by the country’s conflict.
  • It provides emergency relief and direct assistance for the conflict-affected populations, host communities, IDPs, vulnerable groups and those people caught up in extraordinary life-threatening situations.
  • It has a presence in Al Hudaydah & Hajjah to build up protection capacities for people in displacement and it works towards finding durable solutions for them upon return.

UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award:

  • It honours individuals, groups or organizations for going above and beyond the call of duty to protect refugees, other displaced and stateless people.
  • It is named after the intrepid Norwegian polar explorer, statesman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Fridtjof Nansen. As the 1st High Commissioner for Refugees at the League of Nations, Nansen's achievements made significant strides in giving a voice to the forcibly displaced.
  • It consists of the Nansen Medal and a $100,000 US dollar monetary prize donated by the governments of Norway and Switzerland.

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