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Refugees International Gala at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC: Awards to Mia Farrow and Ronan S. Farrow

Date:

08/01/2011


Refugees International Gala at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC: Awards to Mia Farrow and Ronan S. Farrow


For the second consecutive year, Italy celebrated in Washington DC, the efforts of people aiding refugees. The 29th anniversary of “Refugees International” was marked on the evening of May 8th, at the Embassy of Italy. 


From the left Mia Farrow and Ronan Seamus Farrow, who received the “2008 McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award”, with actor Matt Dillon









                                    Senator Lieberman (left), with Ambassador Castellaneta


   

Refugees International is an international organization, which, under the auspices of the United Nations, provides humanitarian aid to the victims of wars, famine or natural calamities.   The event was entirely dedicated to Mia Farrow and Ronan Seamus Farrow, who received the “2008 McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award” for their unparalleled commitment to raising awareness of the genocide in Darfur, and for inspiring others to get involved. 



Members of Congress were also recognized for their efforts on behalf of refugees. Members of all the principal humanitarian organizations based in Washington, gathered at the Embassy. Italian Ambassador, Mr. Giovanni Castellanneta, with his wife, Mrs Lila Castellanneta welcomed the more than 400 guests. 






 




Ambassador Giovanni Castellaneta and Mrs. Lila Castellaneta with two of the guests







Among then were such notables as Carly Fiorina, Chris Matthews, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, actors Sam Waterston and Matt Dillon, Senator Ted Kennedy, Robert e Elena Allbritton, Senator Joseph Lieberman and Mrs. Hadassah Lieberman, Senator Gordon Smith and Mrs. Sharon Smith, and Reza Pahlavi, former Crown Prince of Iran.   



Senator Gordon Smith (Left) and Senator Ted Kennedy (Right)




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