The Berliner Philharmoniker and its principal conductor Kirill Petrenko are delighted to be ambassadors of the UN Refugee Agency since 2022. This makes them the first organisation to receive this status and to join the UN Refugee Agency's "Circle of Friends".
UN Refugee Agency has been working for more than 40 years as a national partner of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) for people on the run. It collects donations for UNHCR's worldwide operations as well as for projects for refugees in Germany, and it informs the public about flight and the causes of flight.
UN Refugee Aid and the Berliner Philharmoniker are united in their concern to open up the prospect of a secure future for people on the run, in which they can once again take their fate into their own hands. We would be delighted if you would join us on the path of this partnership and support this important project with your donations.
There are many ways to support the UN Refugee Agency and thus protect refugees and help them make a new start.
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Giving warmth in winter
Millions of refugees around the world are again facing extreme challenges this winter – cold and food shortages make aid absolutely essential. For a year now, the Russian war of aggression on Ukraine has made the situation of vulnerable people there and those fleeing even more difficult.
As musical ambassadors for UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe, the German partner of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Berliner Philharmoniker and its principal conductor Kirill Petrenko are once again making an explicit appeal throughout February to provide life-saving protection to refugees in this situation by donating to the urgently needed winter aid.
At all Berliner Philharmoniker concerts, the audience can obtain information about the organisation’s work and make donations at stands in the foyer run by UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe. As part of this fundraising month, the Kulturkaufhaus Dussmann is also supporting the winter campaign and partnership of the Berliner Philharmoniker and UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe, and is ensuring visibility of the joint mission through various campaigns.Give help now!