Maisie Williams, Lena Headey and Liam Cunningham have appealed to the European Union to do more for the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees currently stranded in Greece.
Following a visit to the Greek operations of humanitarian aid organisation International Rescue Committee, the actors best know to Game of Thrones fans as Arya Stark, Cersei Lannister and Davos Seaworth, asked for further help for the migrants to resume their lives.
“These smart, hardworking people want to go home. They want to return to their communities and to their neighborhoods,” said Headey in a statement. “They want their children to continue their education. They want to continue their university and they are stuck. They’re stuck. And they’re unbelievably sad. Understandably. We can do better for them. We must do better for them.”
“For me it is about the children… children with so much potential, so many hopes and dreams,” Williams said. “Where is the humanity that makes it acceptable for them to languish in refugee camps – in Europe?”
“This is not an earthquake, this is not a tidal wave. This is a man-made crisis,” said Cunningham. “57,000 stranded in Greece. Refugee camps in Europe? Is this truly the standard EU leaders want to set as the way to respond to the global refugee crisis?”
In a tweet, Headey called the visit “a life-changing experience”, while in another post Williams was showing talking to a young aspiring actor, who had been performing in plays at the camp.