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Yemeni Humanitarian Group wins 2021 UNHCR Refugee Award

Geneva, Sep 29 (UNI/Sputnik) Yemen-based Jeel Albena Association for Humanitarian Development group has won the prestigious UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award, a special prize that recognizes extraordinary humanitarian work aiding refugees, internally displaced or stateless people, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced on Wednesday.
The organization, which was founded in 2017, won the award for its support for the displaced people of Yemen. Its founder Ameen Jubran, 37, has himself been displaced by the conflict and nearly killed.
"The areas where we work are considered to be among the most impoverished, and also the most dangerous. We felt the danger every day but, despite that, we had displaced people and others who needed our help. We couldn’t just leave them behind without providing them with assistance," Jubran said.
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