Ewan McGregor Visits Northern Iraq with UNICEF: Children Are 'Exposed to Unimaginable Horrors'

Ewan McGregor Visits Northern Iraq with UNICEF: Children Are 'Exposed to Unimaginable Horrors'

UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor holds hand with a young child while on a trip to Northern Iraq, which took place last week.

Conflict across Syria and Iraq has resulted in children being killed, injured, separated from families, and more as the situations intensify.

“Children uprooted by conflict can find themselves alone, without family and in grave danger. No child should be alone. Many of the children I’ve met in Iraq have been forced to flee their homes, risking their lives on dangerous journeys and have been exposed to unimaginable horrors,” Ewan said in a statement. “One girl I met called Mirna told me how her family slept in a disused, half-constructed shopping mall for over a year. The community donated food, clothes and supplies to her family and really came together to welcome displaced people. This act of humanity should be replicated everywhere, especially on our own doorsteps. It’s up to us to tell our friends, our neighbors and our governments that refugees are welcome.”

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  • John Dow

    «Children Are ‘Exposed to Unimaginable Horrors’»

    You should thanks the U.S. for it.

  • Marvin Iavecchia

    Maybe now he and Hollywood will realize @realdonaldtrump can turn around decades of failed status quo political establishment politically correct foreign policy and war on radical Islamic terrorists! Obama failed America and the Iraqis in NOT obtaining status of forces agreement and permanent bases in Iraq. Time to shudder most European based and move to Iraq like we should have done. The Cold War never would have been won with current political establishment strategy!

  • DEADP00L

    Not a word about PALESTINIANS though… this is how I cancel out whatever they have to say. If they refuse to tackle the OLDEST refugee crisis in the world I have absolutely no problem with ignoring their hypocrisy.

    Obama’s policies has led to SIX countries being bombed in just one year alone. Are we supposed to ignore that these celebrities all voted for HIM twice? AND ignore that Hillary Clinton vowed to unleash MORE WARS and CONTINUE all of his genocidal policies?