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Ahmed Badr — Challenging the Refugee Narrative

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When Ahmed Badr was 8 years old, his family's home in Baghdad was bombed. He and his family became refugees and moved to Syria. After living in Syria for two years, they applied for a UN Refugee resettlement program and were placed in the United States.

Ahmed is the founder of Narratio, a platform for creative expression that seeks to create empathy and alleviate childhood illiteracy by empowering youth through the publishing of poetry, photography, art and narrative. Ahmed is also a published writer, photographer, and poet. With work appearing on the Instagram blog, Huffington Post, Adobe, and others, Ahmed explores the intersection between creativity, the refugee experience, and youth empowerment.

“Ultimately, I want to change what people think about when they hear the word ‘refugee’. With my art, I hope to do that at a very personal level.”

— Ahmed Badr

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May 22, 2017
According to the UNHCR, at the end of 2020, there were nearly 26.4 million refugees around the world forced to flee their homes because of war, violence, conflict or persecution. Almost half of them are under the age of 18, some are members of the LBGTQ+ community—and each has a unique story.

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