Rita Ora

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Award-winning singer, fashion designer and TV star Rita Ora fled Kosovo with her parents aged one, following the persecution of Albanians in her home country.

Rita has supported Unicef UK since 2013, with a particular interest in our work with refugees. She has spoken publicly about her family’s history, and their shared determination to make things work despite their past challenges. Alongside her continued success, she makes time to connect with those who continue to struggle in the face of persecution and displacement.

On behalf of Unicef UK, Rita has performed at celebrated events such as the Halloween Ball, Match for Children and the UNICEF Summer Gala (Italy).

Rita first featured in our ‘No Place Like Home’ campaign alongside key Unicef UK faces, raising awareness of the crisis in Syria. She continues to offer her support across numerous social campaigns and petitions, to help children in danger around the world.


Rita joined Ewan McGregor, Michael Sheen, Tom Hiddleston, Emma Bunton and Tine Tempah to raise awareness of the crisis in Syria.

“I am so proud to be able to give my time to such an incredible evening. It’s not often you get to perform at an event which really will make such a huge difference . . . I know the money raised this evening really will help those children around the world most in need."
Rita speaking at the Halloween Ball

Rita Ora at the Halloween Ball 2018

Rita Ora at the Halloween Ball 2015

Rita Ora for Unicef UK in 2013