Karen Wazen named High Profile Supporter of UNHCR
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today declared that Lebanese social media influencer Karen Wazen has been designated as a High Profile Supporter of UNHCR for her devotion and dedication to increasing awareness of the situation of refugees and uprooted populations across the country over the past three years. The order was officially given to Karen at a signing ceremony held at the UNHCR offices in International Humanitarian City, Dubai.
“We are thrilled to have Karen join UNHCR’s team of High Profile Supporters. Karen has fought tirelessly to provide the ability of social media to highlight the migrant crisis in the region. We are seeing forward to beginning a restored and impactful collaboration with her,” said Houssam Chahine, UNHCR’s Chief of Private Sector Partnerships in the MENA region, at the description ceremony.
“Karen is a strong humanitarian who has adopted her voice to support for the benefits of refugees, relocated bodies and host cities worldwide. We will proceed to work together in her new capacity, to increase the voice of those forced from their homes in the country and across the globe and bring higher attention to their plight,” he added.
UNHCR High Profile Supporter, global style icon and entrepreneur Karen has been on various field missions in support of the refugee cause over the past three years. She exemplified UNHCR at the launch of MADE51 at Virgin Megastores in the residence of Sir Richard Branson and has consistently helped UNHCR’s Ramadan and Winter campaigns, as well as different emergency appeals, leveraging her profile with her fans to raise awareness on the plight of uprooted populations to give a voice to refugees globally.
“I am so happy to use my voice and my platform for a purpose that is so dear to my heart. Being committed and evaluated by an organization such as UNHCR and having the chance to see firsthand the real impact that all of this hard work has, is an honour,” said Karen while visiting UNHCR’s emergency stockpile after her signing ceremony. “I am encouraged by their commitment and I look ahead to continuing to highlight the refugee crisis in the Middle East,” she added.