Nansen-Award - the "Nobel prize for who is helping refugees" - for the humanitarian corridors. Marco Impagliazzo: "They need to increase!"

September 26 2019 - ROME, ITALY

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The recognition of the UNHCR, the UN agency for refugees, for an "extraordinary idea"

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"We dedicate this award to all refugees who came to Europe, and to all those who are waiting to be able to enter through a humanitarian corridor. This award urges us to make more of them,” Marco Impagliazzo, president of the Community of Sant'Egidio said when he received the Nansen-Award, the recognition of the UNHCR for helping refugees, together with the FCEI, the Waldensian Table and Caritas Italy.

Introducing the award ceremony, the Norwegian ambassador Margit Tveiten said: "in the name of Fridtjof Nansen, the first High Commissionar of the League of Nations, we honour the extraordinary work for the protection of refugees that is realised through the humanitarian corridors."

The award was handed over by Roland Schilling, regional representative of the UNHCR for Southern Europe, who affirmed that refugees do not only need protection, but also sustainable solutions like the humanitarian corridors, an extraordinary idea that is spreading.

In the same day, 91 refugees arrived from Lebanon, 47 of whom are minors.


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Learn more: The meaning of the Nansen-Award

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