Afghan-Canadian refugee artist designs World Refugee Day Twitter emoji

Asha Bajaj
3 min readJun 15, 2021

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NEW YORK — UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and Twitter have teamed up with a refugee to design an emoji honoring the millions of people forced to flee war and persecution.

Hangama Amiri, the designer of the 2021 World Refugee Day Twitter emoji, in her studio in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. © UNHCR/Ashley Le

UNHCR and Twitter commissioned Afghan-Canadian artist Hangama Amiri to create the emoji for World…

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