Two Rohingya refugees sit on the floor of a bamboo hut speaking with Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett who sits beside them on the floor to the right of the image

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett meets young Rohingya refugees at a temporary learning centre in Kutupalong refugee settlement, Bangladesh. © UNHCR/Hector Perez

As the final guest of this season’s Awake at Night podcast, actor and Goodwill Ambassador, Cate Blanchett, describes the moments that have most affected her in her work with UNHCR.

Actor, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and mother of four Cate Blanchett is the final guest of this season’s award-winning podcast series Awake at Night, hosted by the UN Refugee Agency.

A Goodwill Ambassador since 2016, Blanchett helps raise awareness and humanize the issue of forced displacement and statelessness. She has travelled with UNHCR to meet refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Bangladesh, learning first-hand about peoples’ experiences of flight from conflict and persecution, as well as the challenges posed by statelessness.

The Awake at Night podcast series focuses on remarkable humanitarians who provide unique and intimate insights into their work. They disclose what drives them, what they have learned from the people they serve, and the challenges and hopes that keep them awake at night.

Originally published by UNHCR on 01 July 2019

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