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The Nansen Medal for 1996 was awarded to Handicap International for its outstanding work with refugees.
The Nansen Medal for 1996 was awarded to Handicap International for its outstanding work with refugees.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Mrs. Sadako Ogata, presented the medal at a ceremony at the Palais des Nations in Geneva to Dr. Jean-Baptiste Richardier, co-director and co-founder of Handicap International, and Patrick Segal, its vice president.

Handicap International received the 1996 Nansen Refugee Award for our work with refugees and victims of landmines. Instituted in 1954, the Nansen Refugee Award is given annually to an individual or an organization in recognition of extraordinary and dedicated service to refugees and is the most prestigious honour conferred by UNHCR.