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Refugee to Global Teen Leader:

 Ahmed is telling his story and inviting the world to do the same. 

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Ahmed is a published writer, photographer, and poet. With work appearing on Instagram, NPRThe Huffington Post, Adobe, IOM, and others, Ahmed explores the intersection between creativity, the refugee experience, and youth empowerment. 

 

He has black-rimmed glasses, frizzy hair, and an infectious smile. He tends to talk quickly, with big hand motions.
— Casey Tolan, Fusion
 
To say that Ahmed is one of the most impressive teenagers I know gives adults too much credit.
— Ari Shapiro, NPR
We must start building tunnels before we expect people to see the light at the end of them.
— Ahmed for The Huffington Post
Every poem I write, every picture I capture, and every story I share is a personal letter to the bomb that visited my home nine years ago. I want to bring together individuals of seemingly opposing views and ideologies.
— Ahmed for Adobe Project 1324

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This [hate infused] rhetoric has driven the media’s portrayal of refugees, which makes it important for people like Badr to stand up and tell a different story.
— Casey Tolan, Fusion
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Ahmed is an award-winning speaker with a mission:

we are united by our differences as much as we are by our similarities. 

 


 Ahmed speaking at a private United Nations reception celebrating World Refugee Day 2017. Pictured: Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General

Ahmed speaking at a private United Nations reception celebrating World Refugee Day 2017. Pictured: Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General


  SPEAKING

TEDxTeen: From the Bomb That Visited My Home

United Nations: World Refugee Day Private Reception with UN Sec. General and Ben Stiller

United Nations: Intergenerational Dialogues on the Sustainable Development Goals

United Nations: International Youth Day

2017 We Are Family Foundation Gala

MiSK-UNDP Youth Forum: UNPACKED Refugee Baggage Presentation

 For World Refugee Day 2017, Ahmed read his poem, "A Thank You Letter From the Bomb that visited My Home". From left to right: Ahmed Badr, Maryam Badr, Ben Stiller. 

For World Refugee Day 2017, Ahmed read his poem, "A Thank You Letter From the Bomb that visited My Home". From left to right: Ahmed Badr, Maryam Badr, Ben Stiller. 

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