Mahira Khan poses for photographers during a ceremony in Islamabad on Wednesday. Reuters
Mahira said she was grateful and honoured to be a UNHCR ambassador for her country.
“Proud to be born to a motherland that has opened its arms to refugees for over 40 years,” she tweeted following the announcement.
“This is one cause because I feel so strongly about it… this is something I want to talk about… it was amazing to see despite the violence or the conflicts they faced, they’re resilient people… they have defied all odds and they’re hopeful,” she’s heard saying in the video shared along with the UN statement. “They actually are hopeful… and from now on all we have to do is not give up.”
The celebrity said the cause was not limited to one country, and there “should be some responsibility sharing.”
The UNHCR is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.
Under the title ‘Islamic Philanthropy - Transforming the Lives of the World’s Displaced’, UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, launched its Annual Islamic Philanthropy Report today, highlighting the impact of Zakat, Sadaqah, and Sadaqah Jariyah donations received through its Refugee Zakat Fund.
The agency said it understood some passengers had died, with fatalities rising over the weekend on a boat it said had left the coastal district of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh about 10 days ago and had experienced engine failure.
If there is one species on earth who probably feel they are like the detritus of humanity, it is the migrants or refugees. Unwanted and uncared for
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