Wednesday, 30 November 2022, 08:31:14 am
Former German chancellor Angela Merkel wins UN refugee award
October 04, 2022

File photo

Former German chancellor Angela Merkel has won the United Nations refugee agency’s prestigious Nansen Refugee Award.

The UNHCR selection committee hailed Merkel's leadership, courage and compassion.

UNHCR Chief Filippo Grandi hailed in statement that Merkel’s determination to protect asylum seekers and to stand up for human rights, humanitarian principles and international law.