Angela Merkel wins UN refugee prize

Published : 04 Oct 2022 09:44 PM

Former German chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday won the United Nations refugee agency's prestigious Nansen award,

receiving praise for her determination to protect asylum-seekers while in office.

"By helping more than a million refugees to survive and rebuild, Angela

Merkel displayed great moral and political courage," UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi said in a statement.