New UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador will advocate for young refugees

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Muzoon Almellehan meets students at the School of Peace at a internally displaced peoples site in the Lake Region, Chad, during her visit to the region in April 2017. Photo: UNICEF/Sokhin

A teenage refugee from Syria will use her role as Goodwill Ambassador with the UN children's agency, UNICEF, to urge world leaders to stand with children uprooted by war.

Muzoon Almellehan, 19, is the youngest person and the first official refugee, ever to be appointed to the position.

Global displacement reached a record high last year, with more than 65 million people forced to flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution.

Muzoon spoke to Reem Abaza about her hopes as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and also explained why education is critical in order to change the world.

Duration: 2'31"

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