Fresh challenge for UNHCR's youngest Goodwill Ambassador

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Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini, speaking in Geneva on her appointment as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel Johnson

She pulled refugees to safety across the Mediterranean Sea and then swam in the Rio Olympics.

For her next challenge, Syrian teenager Yusra Mardini says she wants to change people's preconceptions about refugees.

The 19-year-old was in Geneva on Thursday where she was named Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the youngest appointee in the agency's history.

Daniel Johnson has more.

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