No Place Like Home
Stars join our winter campaign for the children of Syria
You may have seen our short film, No Place Like Home, where Unicef Ambassadors and celebrity supporters join us to support our winter campaign for the children of Syria. Ewan McGregor, Michael Sheen, Tom Hiddleston, Emma Bunton, Rita Ora and Tinie Tempah raised their voices in support of the nearly 8 million children who have been affected by the ongoing crisis in Syria.
About the film
We spoke to Ewan, Rita and Michael about their work on the film:
Ewan: My heart truly goes out to the millions of Syrian children who have lost everything: their families, friends and homes. Facing a third year in a freezing cold camp is no place anyone should call home, let alone a child. I worry that the world is starting to shut its eyes to the Syrian crisis.
Rita: When filming the video I kept thinking of Pristina, my home town in Kosovo. The city has seen its fair share of trouble but thankfully that’s over. Right now though, children in Syria are suffering unspeakable violence, often fleeing their homes with nothing but the clothes on their back. Your donation could help Unicef buy life-saving winter essentials to help bring children in from the cold.
Michael: Last month I travelled to Lebanon with Unicef and met Syrian children struggling to cope in desperate circumstances. As the bitter winter closes in, they are being pushed to the edge of their physical and psychological endurance. No child should be living like this. Unicef is working to bring children in from the cold this winter, providing basics like warm clothes and blankets as well as working long term to get children back into school so they can rebuild their lives.
Donate to our Syria Winter Appeal
The ongoing conflict in Syria has caused the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, with the lives of over 8 million Syrian children in danger. They’re living in desperate conditions and face another bitterly cold winter, when temperatures can fall as low as minus six degrees Celsius.
We are working around the clock in Syria and the surrounding countries to provide children with warm blankets, clothing and medical care. But our resources are at breaking point. We desperately need more funding to ensure that we can reach every child in the region that needs us.