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Yusra Mardini

Yusra Mardini, an Olympic swimmer and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, fled Syria’s civil war in 2015, later representing the Refugee Olympic Team in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. Her memoir “Butterfly” and the Netflix film “The Swimmers” chronicle her journey. As founder of The Yusra Mardini Foundation, she supports refugees and youth through sports programs, and has been recognized by Time Magazine among the “100 Most Influential People in the World” for refugee advocacy.