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List of Winners of Nansen Refugee Award (1954 – 2021)

List of Winners of Nansen Refugee Award (1954 – 2021)

  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) distributes The UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award to an individual, group, or organization in recognition of outstanding service to the cause of refugees, displaced, or stateless people.
  • The UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award has been named after the intrepid Norwegian polar explorer, statesman, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Fridtjof Nansen.
  • The award includes the Nansen Medal and a $100,000 (US dollar) monetary prize.

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List of Winners of Nansen Refugee Award

  • 1954 – Eleanor Roosevelt (US)
  • 1955 – Queen Juliana (Netherlands)
  • 1957 – The League of Red Cross Societies
  • 1958 – David Hoggett (UK) and Pierre Jacobsen (France)
  • 1959 – Oskar Helmer (Austria)
  • 1961 – Olav V (Norway)
  • 1962 – Tasman Heyes (Australia)
  • 1963 – The International Council for Voluntary Agencies
  • 1966 – Jørgen Nørredam (posthumously) (Denmark)
  • 1967 – Prince Bernhard (Netherlands)
  • 1969 – Princess Princep Shah (Nepal)
  • 1971 – Louise W. Holborn (USA)
  • 1972 – Svana Friðriksdóttir (Iceland)
  • 1974 – Helmut Frenz (Chile)
  • 1975 – James J. Norris (United States)
  • 1977 – The Malaysian Red Crescent Society (Malaysia)
  • 1978 – Seretse Khama (Botswana)
  • 1979 – Valéry Giscard d’Estaing (France)
  • 1980 – Maryluz Schloeter Paredes (Venezuela)
  • 1981 – Paul Cullen (general) (Australia)
  • 1982 – Crown Princess Sonja (Norway)
  • 1983 – Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere (Tanzania)
  • 1984 – Lewis M. Hiller, Jeff Kass and Gregg Turay (United States)
  • 1985 – Paulo Evaristo Arns (Brazil)
  • 1987 – Juan Carlos I (Spain)
  • 1988 – Syed Munir Husain (Pakistan)
  • 1989 – Daisaku Ikeda (Japan)
  • 1991 – Paul Weis (Austria) and Libertina Appolus Amathila (Namibia)
  • 1992 – Richard von Weizsäcker (Germany)
  • 1993 – Médecins sans Frontières
  • 1995 – Graça Machel (Mozambique)
  • 1996 – Handicap International
  • 1997 – Joannes Klas (United States)
  • 1998 – Mustafa Abdülcemil Qırımoğlu (Ukraine)
  • 2001 – Luciano Pavarotti (Italy)
  • 2003 – Annalena Tonelli, (Italy)
  • 2004 – Memorial Human Rights Centre (Russia)
  • 2005 – Marguerite Barankitse (Burundi)
  • 2006 – Akio Kanai (Japan)
  • 2007 – Katrine Camilleri (Malta)
  • 2009 – Edward Kennedy (United States)
  • 2010 – Alixandra Fazzina (Britain)
  • 2011 – Society for Humanitarian Solidarity (Yemen)
  • 2013 – Angélique Namaika
  • 2015 – Aqeela Asifi (Pakistan)
  • 2017 – Zannah Mustapha, Nigeria
  • 2018 – Evan Atar Adaha (South Sudan)
  • 2019 – Azizbek Ashurov (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 2021 – Yemeni humanitarian organization

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