Nominations for 2020 UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award are now open!


Nominations for 2020 UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award are now open, until February 9, 2020.

Each year, UNHCR searches for heroes that go beyond the call of duty in supporting refugees, internally displaced and stateless people. If you know an inspirational individual or group making a difference nominate now.

The winner receives USD 150,000 to invest in their humanitarian work. Four regional winners are also selected and honoured with a certificate.

Who can be nominated for the award?

Any individual, group of people or organization that has displayed extraordinary humanitarian work on behalf of refugees, displaced or stateless peoples is eligible to be nominated. Former and current UNHCR staff, including United Nations Volunteers (UNVs) working for UNHCR offices, are ineligible.



All nominations must be submitted online. Once the nominations are closed, you will receive a response from the Nansen Secretariat to confirm we have received the nomination.

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