Olivia Colman

High Profile Supporter

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

Most recently Olivia has supported our campaign to reunite refugee families, putting pressure on the UK Government to change the rules that allow refugee children to reunite with their close family already living in the UK.


In our We Are Family film Olivia, alongside other supporters and Ambassadors, reflects on her role as a sister with personal thoughts on what makes family relationships so special.

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As well as her continued support for Unicef’s work in Syria, Olivia has also been involved with programmes in the UK. 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.

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