Theo James shows his support for the UN Refugee Agency while on a trip to learn about refugees in Northern Greece earlier this month.
The 31-year-old Divergent actor partnered up with the organization to meet with refugees and local authorities who are trying to help them.
“The mission with UNHCR felt deeply personal but more importantly it was eye opening,” Theo explained, whose grandfather fled Greece during WWII and went on to work for the UNHCR.
Theo added, “We are all aware of how complex and politically charged the refugee crisis is. But to meet these families, these fathers and mothers struggling in the midst of one of the greatest humanitarian crises since The Second World War, was beyond anything I had expected. These are people like you and me fleeing their country out of total necessity. The only other option for them is war and death. UNHCR’s work with its partners, the governments and its people is imperative to the millions of refugees and their legacy.”
World Refugee Day is June 20th.
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