UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award in Switzerland 2022

The UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award will be held in Switzerland in 2022, and applications are being accepted now.

UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

Every year, UNHCR looks for an individual or organization that has shown a high level of devotion and commitment to assisting refugees, internally displaced persons, and stateless people.

Worth of Award

The laureate or winning organization will get $150,000 to use towards their humanitarian activities. In addition, four regional winners are chosen from each worldwide area outside of the laureate’s territory and presented with a certificate and a local celebration.

UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award Requirements

Individuals, groups, and organizations are all possible candidates. Every Nansen Refugee Award winner and regional winner devotes a significant amount of time and effort to assist those who have been forcefully displaced:

The work of the nominee

  • goes above and beyond the call of duty; goes above and beyond the call of duty; goes above and beyond the call of duty;
  • exhibits bravery – they may suffer personal danger as a result of their profession;
  • has a direct beneficial influence on the lives of those who have been forcefully displaced or who are stateless;


  • The work is connected to a major displacement issue or situation.
  • Current or former UNHCR employees are ineligible.

How to Apply for UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

All applications should be made online via the official website.

Deadline: The nomination period for the 2022 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award will run until midnight CET on February 20, 2022.

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