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LIAM NEESON JOINS UNICEF ON TRIP TO BRAZIL-VENEZUELA BORDER

Liam Neeson, acting as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, joined the UNICEF as they urged the international community to increase its support for refugee and migrant children from Venezuela in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Neeson echoed the appeal after a 4 day visit to the Brazillian and Venezuelan border region, where he met with vulnerable Venezuelan children and families. The influx of Venezuelan refugees into the Latin American and Caribbean regions is one of the world's biggest migrant flows with over 3.9 million people having crossed over.

“I have spoken with Venezuelan families who crossed the border, many of them with children and babies,” said Neeson. “They are exhausted, vulnerable, and still in shock as they left everything behind them. As a father, my heart broke when I heard their stories." The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador took part in several activities that were aimed at preparing children and adolescents for their integration into Brazillian societies.

Neeson ended on a positive note "I saw hope in the eyes of refugee children who seized every opportunity to learn in a safe environment, grow healthy and eventually, rebuild their lives in Brazil."

(via www.looktothestars.org)

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