Global Ambassador, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
Jeff Fahey joins USCRI as Global Ambassador. An accomplished actor, most recently known for his role on the hit television series LOST, Mr. Fahey is a dedicated advocate for refugee rights. He became passionate about protecting the world’s most vulnerable people when he witnessed the plight of the Sahrawi languishing in refugee camps in Algeria for more than thirty years.
Mr. Fahey grew up in Olean and Buffalo, New York. After graduating from high school, he spent several years traveling in Alaska, Europe, Israel, India, and Afghanistan. At the age of twenty-five, he won a full scholarship to dance with the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. His acting résumé includes a long list of films and television shows, including One Life to Live, Silverado, Miami Vice, The Marshal, and LOST.
Mr. Fahey recently returned to Afghanistan to help establish the American University of Afghanistan, support women’s rights, and launch a project to assist orphaned kids in Kabul. In September, Mr. Fahey and a group of celebrity friends, including Ken Leung and Elizabeth Avellan, traveled to the Western Sahara with USCRI representatives to visit Sahrawi people who have recently escaped the Tindouf refugee camp and are in the process of restarting their lives. As Global Ambassador, Mr. Fahey will join forces with USCRI to help protect the rights of millions of people around the world who have endured war and genocide and now find themselves trapped in limbo as they await durable solutions.