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UNHCR announces Ploy, Chermarn, as the First Celebrity Supporter in Thailand

May 12, 2014 Destination Thailand No Comments Email Email

Ploy_UNHCR 2014_reRenowned Thai actress Ploy, also known as Chermarn Boonyasak, has joined forces with the UN Refugee Agency and celebrities around the world to help spread the message of World Refugee Day. 

World Refugee Day falls on June 20 every year. This year, Ploy will present UNHCR’s Public Service Announcement (PSA) to remind the public of the strength and courage of refugees by inviting everyone to share refugee stories. 

“A refugee experiences the universal emotions each and every one of us would feel if we are faced with the prospect of losing everything, starting from scratch, or safeguarding our family from violence,” Ploy said. “The more we share, the more we put ourselves in their shoes. We will see that refugee stories are relevant to our daily lives.”

To watch Ploy’s World Refugee Day video, please click http://youtu.be/fdQvzucXtvg 

Other celebrities around the world sharing similar messages in UNHCR’s PSA include actress Kat Graham of the Vampire Diaries, The Kite Runner author Khaled Hosseini, and Yao Chen, a Chinese actress with 66 million followers on social media.

“We are delighted to have highly influential people like Ploy join UNHCR in speaking up for refugees,” said UNHCR Representative, Mireille Girard. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Ploy and stepping up her role to mobilize more support for refugees.”

To share stories of refugees, go to www.unhcr.or.th

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