Global celebrities launch video messages to support World Refugee Day

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassadors and supporters have released video messages in support of refugee families.

In the videos they ask the public to show solidarity by sharing their stories.

Over 20 celebrities including best-selling author Khaled Hosseini, Chinese superstar, Yao Chen, German actress Diane Kruger and Colombian pop music singer Juanes released a series of 30 second videos supporting refugees to mark this year's World Refugee Day on 20 June.

At a time when conflicts are forcing record numbers of people to flee their homes UNHCR is working with its Goodwill Ambassadors and other high profile supporters to tell refugee stories of courage and survival in a bid to bring more attention to the devastating impact of war on families.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said: "With violence uprooting more people than ever, we are facing unprecedented challenges protecting and helping them. We see the destruction of families and communities on a scale that is truly horrifying, and much more needs to be done to stop and resolve conflicts. These UNHCR supporters are helping us to tell the refugee story, a story of suffering, but also of extraordinary courage and resilience in the face of adversity."

Click here to watch the videos and read refugee stories.

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