Celebrities join forces for War Child to mark five years of conflict in Syria – Meem

Celebrities join forces for War Child to mark five years of conflict in Syria

 In Charity

This video released by War Child, the charity for children affected by war, marks the five year anniversary of the Syrian conflict with a selection of famous faces lending their support to raise awareness by reading the poem of Syrian boy Omar.

The haunting video features a poem written by 15 year old Syrian child Omar – Omar and his family fled from Syria and are now living as refugees in Jordan.

In Jordan he met Carey Mulligan who was visiting in her role as global ambassador for War Child.

In the video we hear Omar speaking his words and a selection of UK and international stars join Carey to provide a translation.

Platinum selling Irish artist Hozier begins the poem, which sees the conflict from a child’s point of view, and features a selection of stars:

Carey Mulligan speaks Omar’s words and is followed by American actress and Glee star Dianna Agron. British actor and comedian Jack Whitehall lends his voice with solemnity along with British pop sensation Rita Ora and Brit Award Critic’s Choice Jack Garrett.

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