UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has announced the appointment of Cate Blanchett as a Global Goodwill Ambassador.

The announcement comes as Cate returns from Jordan where she witnessed the ongoing humanitarian support to people displaced by conflict in Syria. She met Syrian refugee families to hear first-hand about the perilous journeys they had undertaken and the daily challenges they face.

In this video, Cate shares the story of her visit to a refugee camp in Jordan. Describing the accomplishments and the daily challenges of the people she met, Cate reflects on the value of compassion and the desire we share to connect with one another.

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