UN Refugee Agency honoured with Olympic Cup for sporting contribution

10 Jan 2020

Riveting new book tells how UNHCR ambassador Yusra Mardini swam to history

Athlete who helped guide a stricken dinghy full of refugees to safety went on to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

1 May 2018

Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Teenager who competed in Rio Olympics joins at a time of unprecedented crisis with 65 million people displaced worldwide.

27 Apr 2017

Yusra Mardini appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Yusra Mardini appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.

27 Apr 2017

Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini plunges into life after Rio Games

After her high-profile appearance as part of the Refugee Olympic Team, the teenager is studying hard and speaking up for the refugee cause.

24 Jan 2017

Syrian refugee says more than food needed to nourish dreams

Team Refugees swimmer Yusra Mardini appeals to star-studded Davos event for more support to those fleeing war and persecution.

18 Jan 2017

I am Yusra. I am a refugee and I'm proud to stand for peace

Yusra Mardini inspired displaced people all over the world when she swam at the Olympic Games. Now she is working on new goals.

11 Jan 2017

Team Refugees: Looking to the future

It is now four months since 10 refugees made history at the Olympic Games -- a life-changing experience for all involved.

29 Dec 2016

These 10 refugees will compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

For the first time, a team of refugee athletes will compete under the Olympic flag.

3 Jun 2016