Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini is an Afghan-American author, known for best-selling novels including The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and And The Mountains Echoed. He was appointed a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in 2006 to work on behalf of the millions of people around the work forced to flee their homes.

As a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, he has made several visits to see UNHCR's frontline work for refugees travelling to Afghanistan, Chad, Iraq, Jordan and Uganda. After one of his journeys back to Afghanistan, he established The Khaled Hosseini Foundation which partners with UNHCR and raises funds to build homes for thousands of refugee returnees.

Uganda's trailblazing refugee policies hold lessons for the world

When I arrived in Uganda earlier this year to visit refugees fleeing the brutality of the spiraling South Sudanese civil war, I expected to find something familiar: sprawling tent cities,...