Keeley Hawes

Unicef UK Ambassador

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Keeley Hawes is an award winning British actress best known for her leading roles in The Durrells, The Missing and Line of Duty. She has worked with Unicef since 2012 and became an Ambassador in August 2016.

Keeley joined us in Jordan in 2016 to visit children and families living in the Za’atari refugee camp and host communities in Amman. Many of these children and families had fled their homes in Syria due to the ongoing conflict.

Keeley saw Unicef’s work in providing education and child-friendly spaces which offer learning support and psychological care, as well as being a safe space to play.

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Keeley Hawes meets Syrian families living in Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan

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Keeley also visited Calais in 2016 to meet unaccompanied refugee children who had fled Syria and made the dangerous journey alone through Europe as part of our reunification campaign. She joined us in calling on the UK Government to reunite child refugees with their families in the UK.

Keeley has previously travelled to Djibouti in 2012 to highlight the East Africa food crisis and make an appeal film for Soccer Aid and Papua New Guinea in 2014 to support both Soccer Aid and the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. In Papua New Guinea Keeley witnessed children with severe malnutrition being treated in the capital’s main hospital and travelled by boat to one of the most remote places on earth to see children being vaccinated against life threatening yet preventable diseases.

Follow Keeley on Twitter at @Misskeeleyhawes