Yusra Mardini appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador


The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has appointed Syrian refugee and Olympic athlete Yusra Mardini as a Goodwill Ambassador.

Ms. Mardini, who has settled in Germany, participated in the first ever Olympic refugee team at the Rio de Janeiro games in 2016. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people.

    Important Takeaways from above News for BOB PO Exam-
    • UNHCR has appointed Syrian Yusra Mardini as a Goodwill Ambassador
    • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is the full form of UNHCR
    • UNHCR was created in 1950
    • Filippo Grandi is the 11th United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
    • UNHCR is Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

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    Source- UNHCR

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