Film world shows solidarity with refugees at Oscars and beyond

More than 40 nominees and presenters at this year's major film awards wore UNHCR's #WithRefugees blue ribbon, culminating in strong support at 2023 Oscars ceremony.

16 Mar 2023

Netflix brings Yusra Mardini's inspiring story to the world

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador hopes the dramatic new film of her and her sister's escape from conflict to new lives in Europe will challenge attitudes towards refugees.

9 Sep 2022

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