HAN BIYA

Advisor to UN Central Emergency Response Fund

Han-BiyaBiya Han (1958~) is a celebrated Korean travel writer, relief worker and poverty reduction, refugee advocate. She has published a number of best-selling travel books and led the Emergency Relief Team for World Vision Korea. Biya Han served as World Vision Korea Emergency Relief Team Leader and has been promoting international awareness of the world’s refugee crises. She has been active in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central and South America. She is one of the top celebrities of impact in South Korea according to Hankyoreh and one of the most respected Koreans in a 2009 poll of university students.

She studied English literature at Hongik University and completed her Master’s degree in communication from The University of Utah.