For the first time ever a refugee team will be participating at the Olympics, taking place in Rio this year.
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"Ten refugee athletes will act as a symbol of hope for refugees worldwide and bring global attention to the magnitude of the refugee crisis when they take part in the Olympic Games Rio 2016 this summer."
"This will be a symbol of hope for all the refugees in our world, and will make the world better aware of the magnitude of this crisis. It is also a signal to the international community that refugees are our fellow human beings and are an enrichment to society."
"Being a refugee is only a name. [...] Everywhere you go we are talking about refugees [...] when you cary the flag of refugee [...] you tell the world than we refugee, we are human beings like other people, you see?"
- Yiech Pur Biel, Athlete [link]