Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Quote of the Day (Ewan McGregor, on the Growing Plight of Child Refugees)

“Internally displaced and refugee children in Iraq and other conflict zones are among the most vulnerable people on earth and the situation is getting worse. Consider one shocking statistic: the number of child refugees globally has more than doubled in just 10 years. And when these children do have the opportunity to flee to another country, the threats they face do not disappear. Families can often struggle to gain a foothold; they disproportionately face poverty and exclusion and are in desperate need of essential services and protection. If you or I feel let down by or angry at the asylum system for refugees in Europe, how must they feel?”— Actor and Unicef ambassador Ewan McGregor, “Let Them Be Children,” The Financial Times, Sept. 17-18, 2016

(Photograph of Ewan McGregor at the Stormbreaker London premiere, July 2006, taken by Caroline Bonarde Ucci)

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