UNHCR Thailand marked World Refugee Day, which falls on June 20 annually, with a beautiful gala dinner hosted by goodwill ambassador Praya Lundberg at Sala Rim Naam, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok. The charming hostess took the opportunity to present the Stand with Refugees Award to fashion photographer Kanachai Bencharongkul, a supporter of the UN Refugee Agency, for his persistent dedication to raise the voice of refugees. From June 14-18, Praya and Kanachai had also put together a photography exhibition, titled Love is Boundless, which highlighted 30 stories of refugees in both Thailand and Jordan.

With the intention of bringing to the fore the ongoing refugee crisis and encouraging humanitarian assistance from Thais, the gala dinner was well-attended by high-profile members of society, including Sombatsara Teerasaroch, Sarunrat Visutthithada, Benja Bencharongkul and Jay Spencer.

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