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).
Since 2017, Mbatha has worked in close in cooperation with UNHCR as a High Profile Supporter and advocate for UNHCR’s LuQuLuQu campaign, raising awareness for the forcibly displaced in Africa.
In a statement from Geneva, the UN Refugee Agency said Mbatha’s engagement includes visits to experience UNHCR’s life-saving work in camps and settlements in Malawi, Kenya and South Sudan.
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.”