The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has launched a new campaign called "LuQuLuQu" (pronounced Looku-Looku), which aims to raise funds for refugee support in Africa.
At least 20.2 million people are displaced in the continent.
The UNHCR says it was looking for a home grown situation to the refugee crisis facing the continent.
The LuQuLuQu campaign will be running in South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal.
Stephen Grootes spoke to actress and UNHCR Ambassador Nomzamo Mbatha to find out more.
So we are saying that we are on tribe beyond the borders, beyond the language, beyond skin and our displacement. We are saying refugees deserve to be supported by their African neighbours.— Nomzamo Mbatha, actress and UNHCR Ambassador
It brings light to the plight of refugees. What has happened in the past couple of years with international donors, they go where your big news anchors are going, but there is an everyday struggle in Malawi and we are saying can we please have ordinary citizens being a part of this campaign to say that they to believe in the language of love and in the language of hope.— Nomzamo Mbatha, actress and UNHCR Ambassador
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This article first appeared on 702 : Nomzamo Mbatha is championing refugee support in Africa under UN banner