Wednesday, 15 June 2011


Kenyan cinemagoers will be able to see the special message recorded by UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie for World Refugee Day when they visit a Fox Cinema from June 17.
The 30-second message, specially recorded for World Refugee Day (WRD), will be screened before all movies in every Fox cinema in the run up to WRD on Monday 20 June and in the days after the global event and officially launches UNHCR’s “1” global media campaign ahead of World Refugee Day on June 20. In the message, UNHCR's Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie is asking Kenyans to do 1 thing to help refugees.

To mark the occasion and this year's 60th anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention, UNHCR is launching a six-month campaign aimed at promoting public awareness of the stories of individual refugees and other forcibly displaced people. The campaign will feature a number of media products including a video by UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie, a new online video experience called “1 Life, 1 Story” in which refugees tell their own stories, and related publicity materials inviting members of the public to get involved and Do 1 Thing to help refugees, such as follow UNHCR on Facebook and Twitter.

UNHCR is also inviting members of the public and media organizations alike to engage and support the campaign via their news and blog sites. For interested media organizations, online digital banners are available for this purpose. Join us in letting others know that even one person forced to flee war or persecution, is one too many.