George Clooney calls meeting Syrian refugees "an honor"
February 12, 2016 by The IRC
|George Clooney and his wife Amal joined IRC president David Miliband (left) for a meeting with Syrian refugees in Berlin on Feb. 12. Photo: IRC|
“It was an honor to meet three Syrian families whose lives have been shattered by war and inspiring to learn that the people of Germany are helping them put their lives back together.”
- Actor and director George Clooney today after he and his wife, human-rights lawyer Amal Clooney, spoke with Syrian refugee families living in Berlin. The meeting was organized by the International Rescue Committee. The refugees shared with the Clooneys what their life was like in war-ravaged Syria, the reasons they felt they needed to uproot their families, and their hopes for a better future in Germany.
Over 11 million people have fled their homes in Syria as the conflict approaches its sixth year. The IRC has been delivering vital aid to those affected by the violence, inside Syria and across the region, since 2012. Last year, the we provided lifesaving assistance to nearly 900,000 people in northern Syria alone.
Read more in today's IRC press release:
Clooneys speak with Syrian refugees in meeting with International Rescue Committee
George Clooney and the IRC
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