Sudanese-American slam poet appointed UNHCR Ambassador

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American Slam Poet Appointed UNHCR Ambassador

UNHCR AmbassadorThe Sudanese-American slam poet Emtithal (Emi Mahmoud) “UNHCR Ambassador” has been appointed as a national (US) Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

The announcement comes as Emi Mahmoud is preparing to open and perform at TEDxKakumaCamp, the first ever TEDx event to take place at a refugee camp in Kenya on 9 June, the UNHCR said in a statement on Friday. You can read interesting topic: Sudan Change Now calls for release of blind Darfuri sheikh

As a former refugee from Sudan, Emi uses her personal experience to share the emotional impact of losing a home, of being forcibly displaced and of the lack of rights of women and refugees.Read the Original Article

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