Youth Delegate, Future Doctor, Advocate for Refugees

Meet Saya.

Saya Abdullah is the Youth Delegate of the Netherlands to the United Nations. Saya is also a medical student, and as part of his studies, he visited refugee camps in Iraq and conducted research on the healthcare status of refugees.

Saya feels passionately about the plight of refugees. He aims to inspire and activate the young people of the Netherlands to respond actively to the current humanitarian crisis.

Why is he so active on this issue? Why should you become engaged?

Watch his speech to the United Nations below to find out!

Now that you've heard from Saya, what can you do in your community to help refugees? Tell us in the comments box below or on Twitter! You'll find us @unicefIRLyouth


 Recent Posts  

UNICEF Ireland wants to support you to start a global movement for change beginning in our own communities. Stay connected online with other activists like you. 


If you would like more information, getting involved or posting a blog about your activism, please email us at

Thanks to our Supporters

Irish Aid for supporting youth activism within UNICEF Ireland.