Nomzamo Mbatha (Photo: Instagram/Nomzamo Mbatha)
Johannesburg – South African actress Nomzamo Mbatha has taken on a new role as the newest Goodwill Ambassador for the UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees).
The star has worked closely with the organisation since 2017 as a High-Profile Supporter and an advocate for UNHCR’s LuQuLuQu campaign, raising awareness for the forcibly displaced in Africa.
Speaking about a her appointment as Goodwill Ambassador, the star said in a press statement: “The strength of refugees, their ability to persevere and their ingenuity for making the best of a difficult situation is what I celebrate. Being named Goodwill Ambassador is an incredible honour and I can’t wait to embark on this journey, learn more and use my voice to truly be an agent of change.”
Nomzamo’s appointment comes at a time when war, conflict and persecution have forced over 68 million people to flee their homes – the highest level of displacement ever recorded. Over 25 million of these are refugees, with Sub-Saharan Africa hosting over 31 percent of the global refugee population.