A Nigerian, Zannah Mustapha has won the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) 2017 Nansen Refugees Award. He is the Director of Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School. Mr. Mustapha is the first Nigerian recipient of the award.
Mr. Mustapha was chosen as the winner of the award for his humanitarian work in championing the rights of children.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
- The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was created in 1950.
- In 1954, UNHCR won the Nobel Peace Prize for its groundbreaking work in Europe.
- Filippo Grandi is the 11th United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Source- The UNHCR