Media – Yusra Mardini Goodwill Ambassador

1. Photos and Video:

  • Dozens of photos and videos of Yusra training, competing, speaking in public and giving interviews are available via Refugees Media

2. Facebook Live

  • Yusra spoke on Facebook Live from the World Economic Forum's page on Wednesday, 18 January, at 11am CET.

3. Background

  • Yusra's UNHCR web page [English]
  • Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini plunges into life after Rio Games [English] [French] [Arabic] – 24 January 2017
  • I am Yusra. I am a refugee and I’m proud to stand for peace [English] [French] – 11 January 2017
  • Syrian refugee uses swimming skills to rescue others [English] [French] [Arabic] – 27 December 2016
  • Refugee team takes centre stage ahead of Opening Ceremony [English] [French] – 12 December 2016
  • These 10 refugees will compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio [English] [French] – 3 June 2016
  • Syrian refugee eyes Rio Olympics [English] – 18 March 2016

4. Media Contacts

Interview requests should be directed to: