HANI ABBAS

HANI ABBAS

STORY

Hani Abbas is a Syrian-Palestinian cartoonist, born in 1977 in the large Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, near Damascus in Syria. In 2012, Hani Abbas had to flee Syria with his family and seek for asylum in Switzerland. He is now settled in Switzerland and is regularly published in newspapers and publications worldwide. In May 2014, he was awarded the Editorial Cartoon International Prize (Prix International du Dessin de Presse) by Kofi Annan in Geneva. Switzerland for UNHCR is the UN Refugee Agency’s national partner for Switzerland. It supports UNHCR’s mission by raising critical funds and advocating for people forced to flee.

COLLECTION

DESCRIPTION

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention and 70 years of protecting people forced to flee their homes, Switzerland for UNHCR is collaborating with artist Hani Abbas to launch the first UNHCR NFT collection. Proceeds from the NFT Collection by Hani Abbas will be directed to the protection and support of people forced to flee their homes in Afghanistan and in neighboring countries.

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