Artist Aseel Omran, the first Saudi ambassador to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced the appointment of the young actress, Aseel Omran, as its first Saudi ambassador, after she had been working continuously with her since 2018, and before that she was also appointed as a high-level supporter of the UNHCR in 2020.

And the UNHCR wrote in a tweet on its Twitter account: “We are pleased that Aseel is the first Saudi goodwill ambassador for UNHCR. Her commitment and dedication to highlighting the work of the UNHCR deserves all praise and appreciation, and we are confident that her joining us will make a great impact on Raising awareness about the plight of forcibly displaced people around the world.

And she added in another tweet: “We are proud and welcome the Saudi artist Aseel as a goodwill ambassador for the UNHCR. We are confident that she will continue to activate her social platforms to raise awareness about the plight and needs of the forcibly displaced and promote the importance of solidarity and empathy in facing the global displacement crisis.”

Aseel Omran republished the two tweets, and documented a video clip on her Instagram account, and said: “More than five years ago, I had the honor of meeting many refugees from all over the world, and I saw for myself how refugees, if they were given the right opportunities, could thrive on Totally”.

She added: “When I started working with UNHCR, there were 70 million people forcibly displaced around the world. Today that number is over 103 million. With this huge increase, we all need to show more support than ever before, and take more responsibility.” “To create better opportunities for those uprooted from their homes. I am extremely proud and honored to take on this role as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, and to give my voice to refugees and internally displaced populations.”

The Saudi journalist, Loujain Omran, interacted with her sister’s new position, expressing her pride in her, saying through the story on her Instagram account: “I am proud of you, my life, in the size of the universe. Good luck, Lord, and in the balance of your good deeds.”


Who is Aseel Omran?

A rich Saudi actress and resident of the UAE, she was born in the capital, Riyadh, although her origins go back to the eastern region, due to her father’s work, where he worked in the military. She is the younger sister of the media, Jane Omran.

She participated in the Gulf Stars program in 2005, which was shown on the Nujoom channel, but did not reach the finals. After that, she participated in the Gulf Star program, which was shown on Dubai TV in 2006, and reached the final stage. The field of acting in a youth series that I filmed in 2011, bearing the name 04, which was shown on MBC 4, after that she continued as an actress as well.

On August 8, 2008, she married the Bahraini broadcaster Khaled Al-Shaer, who participated with her in the reality program “She and He” on MBC 1. The idea of ​​the program talks about the life of a married couple on a daily basis. The program was shown from September 25, 2010 to January 1, 2011, and achieved a high viewership. In the Arab world, but they separated in 2012 after several disagreements. However, after a period of nearly three years after their divorce in 2014, she returned.

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