Olivia Colman

High Profile Supporter

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Olivia Colman first became involved with Unicef in 2015  when she joined our New Year’s Eve campaign encouraging people to make a resolution for children affected by the conflict in Syria.

She has continued her support for our work in Syria by fronting our winter appeal  alongside Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson, and Unicef UK Ambassadors Michael Sheen and Ewan McGregor.

Unicef is working tirelessly to protect Syrian children and give them hope for a happy future. We’re there in Syria and in the refugee camps, ensuring children have blankets, warm clothes and medicine. But we’re also providing longer-term support to help children, young people and families rebuild their lives. We’re providing education, psychosocial support and safe spaces for them to play and have some much-needed fun.


Thanks to your support we can reach more children with life-saving clothes and supplies to keep them warm as they face another winter.

A donation of £35 could provide a full set of winter clothes for a Syrian child.

In October 2017 Olivia visited a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School to learn how Unicef is working with schools in the UK to help children to thrive and become responsible, active citizens. Rights Respecting Schools put in place a set of standards based on equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation to let children’s natural curiosity for the world and empathy for others flourish.

In 2016 she also fronted an appeal film for Soccer Aid and appeals for East Africa and the Refugee and Migrant Crisis.

Olivia continues to support our campaigning and fundraising work for children in danger around the world.

LONDON, UK - 12 OCT 2017: British actress and Unicef Ambassador Olivia Colman tours Wyvil Primary School with students in Vauxhall, South London during a visit to learn about Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) programme.

Pupils show Olivia around their Unicef Rights Respecting School and explain to her how they integrate rights in the classroom and playground.