Humanitarian agencies eligible for Dhs500,000 Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support, which receives 242 nominations from 52 countries.
Mostafa Azimitabar told AFP a finalist berth for the Archibald — a portrait prize worth A$100,000 ($72,192), which has been awarded to some of Australia's most esteemed artists — was "one of the best moments of my life."
The film has already been the official selection of 25 leading international film festivals across 14 nations in the region and around the world, and scooped 5 prestigious awards along with 9 nominations in different categories.
The award targets local humanitarian organisations in Asia and Africa who have offered outstanding services to refugees and forcibly displaced people, which have had a positive and sustainable impact on their lives, in general, and on their ability to access food, healthcare and education, in particular.
This year's World Refugee Day offers a chance to reflect on the uncertainty faced by those forced to flee their homes, actor Cate Blanchett, a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency, says as the world grapples with the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In our religion, as in our Arab culture, standing by the vulnerable and people in need is a duty, not a choice. It is also a daily responsibility and not a sporadic reaction," the Sharjah Ruler continued at the virtually-held awarding ceremony of SIARA’s 2021 edition organised by TBHF.
The sixth edition will be open for entries and nominations until November 15. Held under the patronage of the Sharjah Ruler the Dhs500,000 Award targets humanitarian organisations who have offered outstanding services to refugees and forcibly displaced people.
The seventh annual edition of the Sharjah International Award for Refugee Advocacy and Support (SIARA) 2023, which closed entries a few months ago, and after completing the applications count, has announced that 423 entries were submitted from 41 countries across 4 continents.