Hend Sabry, Actress
Hend Sabry with Syrian refugees in Zaatari camp, Jordan, September 2012. “The Syrian people hold a special place in my heart. I’ve seen their generosity with their Lebanese and Iraqi brothers and sisters in the last few years". Copyright: WFP/Salah Malkawi
Ambassador Against Hunger
After starring in more than 23 films and a number of popular television series, Hend Sabry is considered one of the most prominent actresses in the Arab world. She has won more than 20 international awards.
The Tunisian Actress, who has been the face of cosmetics giant Garnier in the Middle East since 2009, started her career with the film “Les Silences Du Palais” in 1994. She acted in many Tunisian popular movies before moving to Egypt where she consolidated her successful career.
Hend Sabry, who studied law and is in fact a syndicated lawyer, is also active in social and humanitarian work. She is a keen supporters of WFP’s fight against hunger in developing countries, especially in the Middle East region.
She has worked closely with the World Food programme since 2009 and in that year she travelled to Syria and the occupied Palestinian territories. She visited people receiving food assistance from WFP to see the impact of the agency’s work on their lives.
In 2010 she was officially appointed a WFP Ambassador Against Hunger. Since then she has visited several projects worldwide, including school meal programmes in Egypt and the occupied Palestinian territories.
In September 2012, as fighting continued inside Syria, Hend Sabry travelled to Jordan near the Syrian border to spend time with Syrian refugees in the Zaatari camp.
She is proud of her involvement with WFP. “I am honoured to lend my voice to improve the lives of others. Celebrities can do a lot to raise awareness about human suffering around the world,” she says.