Watch George and Amal Clooney sit down with Syrian refugees

Hollywood actor George Clooney and his international human rights lawyer wife Amal met with Syrian refugee families. (Screenshot)

Hollywood actor George Clooney and his international human rights lawyer wife Amal met with Syrian refugee families in Germany, a video of which was released on Tuesday.

In an meeting organized by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) ahead of the fifth anniversary of the start of the Syrian conflict, the couple spoke with three Syrian families now living in Berlin and shared their own families' history.

Five years of fighting in Syria has killed 250,000 people, displaced half of the country's population and created Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War Two.

Amal and George Clooney talk to Syrian families in Berlin

Today, on the 5th anniversary of the Syria conflict, we share a message of hope stemming from a recent meeting with George Clooney and Amal Clooney and three Syrian refugee families now safe in Germany. The families shared with the Clooney's the terror of fleeing war-ravaged Syria and their hopes for a better future. In turn, George also shared his family’s history of flourishing in America after fleeing Ireland, and Amal her family’s history of leaving war-torn Lebanon for the United Kingdom. We're honored to have organized this meeting. Share this video if you stand #withSyria, IRC, George, and Amal in making #RefugeesWelcome-- wherever they are.

Posted by International Rescue Committee on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

 

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