UNHCR and Saharat Kong Sangkapricha continue the 4th NAMJAI FOR REFUGEES campaign with Birthday Charity Concert

General Press Releases Wednesday April 10, 2019 15:27
Bangkok--10 Apr--UNHCR

The world's forcibly displaced population remains at a record high, with war, conflict and persecution increasing the number of displaced people to 68.5 million individuals — as many as the entire population of Thailand. More innovative and comprehensive approaches are required to address this situation.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) continues the 4th "NAMJAI (Generosity) FOR REFUGEES" fundraising campaign with Saharat "Kong" Sangkapricha to raise funds to support the current global refugee crisis.

"The fast growing refugee crisis has left millions people in limbo. They are urgently in need of basic assistance," – said Kong Saharat. "I want to encourage Thai people to support UNHCR by attending my birthday charity concert and making a commitment to donating to 'NAMJAI FOR REFUGEES' to enable UNHCR to deliver essential services to meet the basic needs of refugee families: shelter, clean water, clothing and health services.''

According to latest UNHCR statistics, one person is newly displaced every two seconds as a result of conflict or persecution around the world. The majority have been driven from their homes by war and conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan and Myanmar.

"The global population of forcibly displaced people has remained at a record high. The current needs of refugees far outweigh the available resources," said Giuseppe de Vincentiis, UNHCR Representative in Thailand. "For years, the generosity of Thai people has made a significant contribution to lifesaving support and the rebuilding of lives of refugee families in Thailand and across the world. Continued support from individuals and all sectors is crucial to UNHCR's ability to protect and make a difference to the lives of refugees."

"Kong Saharat & Friends: The Birthday Charity Concert for UNHCR" will be held on Friday 10 May 2019 at Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre with special guests including Burin Boonvisut, Max Jenmana and the famous bands Nuvo, Benja and The Begins Grand. All proceeds will go to UNHCR to support them to deliver basic assistance to refugees around the world. Tickets are available at 800/ 1,000/ 1,500/ 2,000/ 2,500/ 3,000 Baht and can be purchased at any 7-Eleven or on the website www.allticket.com.

"NAMJAI FOR REFUGEES" campaign has been supported by many Thai public figures such as Wannasingh Prasertkul, the famous TV host and Nirut Sirichanya, the legendary actor:
  • Nirut Talk for UNHCR: Nirut's Story, a live talk by Nirut Sirichanya, a legendary actor hosted in October 2018;
  • Documentary and Story Telling workshop by Wannasingh Prasertkul, a well-known documentary filmmaker held in January 2019;
  • The upcoming Photo Exhibition by Wannasingh Prasertkul in May 2019.
You can also be a part of NAMJAI FOR REFUGEES campaign by making a regular donation via www.unhcr.or.th or calling +66 2206 2144.
NAMJAI has no limit to its sharing with those in need. Join the family of UNHCR and help meet the most basic survival needs of millions of refugees.
"NAMJAI FOR REFUGEES" won the Asia-Pacific Communications Award 2016 under the category of "Campaign by Non-Profit Organization".

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