Oris Names Olympic Swimmer And Refugee Advocate Yusra Mardini As Its New Ambassador

Ambassadors for watch brands lean heavily toward athletes and film stars or producers; sometimes they are all that and more. Oris has taken on Yusra Mardini, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). As a refugee herself, Mardini is representative of a growing population of people displaced by wars, who need support and who want to bring attention to the plight of displaced people. Her status as an Olympic swimmer is part of her story as a refugee. In 2015, Mardini escaped the Syrian civil war by making her way to Greece by dinghy. When the dinghy’s engine failed, Mardini, along with her sister

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