Malian singer named UNHCR Regional Goodwill Ambassador

Published: 22/Mar/2016
Source: UNHCR

Malian singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré has been named as a UNHCR Regional Goodwill Ambassador for West and Central Africa.

« It is an honour to take on this role at such a vital time for refugees, » said Traoré, after receiving the official nomination on Sunday (March 20).

Born in the Malian capital, Bamako, the award-winning musician has been working with the UN Refugee Agency since 2013 to raise awareness about the forcibly displaced, particularly in Africa.

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Themes: Apatridie
Regions: Afrique de l'Ouest, Mali
Year: 2016