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Sedrick Murhula is a community development worker, refugee activist, and youth motivator from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In 2007, Sedrick and his family fled to Uganda as refugees. While experiencing the struggle of being a refugee at a young age (17), Sedrick founded Young African Refugees for Integral Development (YARID), a non-profit organization dedicated to serving urban refugees in Kampala, Uganda. YARID supports refugees by providing them with the necessary tools to become contributing member contributing of society. Currently, Sedrick lives in the United States and works with humanitarian aid organizations helping refugees. He is a 2014 and 2015 alumni of the LIRS Refugee & Migrant Leadership Academy. Sedrick’s passion is to empower youth and initiate great change in the world by sharing his story. He speaks often at universities and organizations on subjects related to peace and conflict, youth and change, refugees and immigrants. He also presents information about the conflicts in Congo and the great lake region of Africa.