‘Game of Thrones’ season 7: Stars Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Liam Cunningham speak on refugee crisis
While we await the premiere of “Game of Thrones” season 7 next year, and also the start of production over the course of this summer, now seems like the perfect time for some of the stars of the show to raise awareness about causes near and dear to their hearts.
Specifically, Lena Headey (Cersei), Maisie Williams (Arya), and Liam Cunningham (Davos) have all taken the time to visit Greece and work to encourage the European Union to do something about the 57,000 Syrian refugees currently held in the country, many of whom want nothing more to be home. We want to give you a snippet of what each one of them had to say:
Headey – “These smart, hardworking people want to go home. They want to return to their communities and to their neighborhoods. 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.”
Williams – ““For me it is about the children… children with so much potential, so many hopes and dreams. Where is the humanity that makes it acceptable for them to languish in refugee camps – in Europe?”
Cunninham – ““This is not an earthquake, this is not a tidal wave. This is a man-made crisis. 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?”
You can also see the three of them speaking out below in a video from the International Rescue Committee. We applaud them for being bold enough to speak up and have their voices by heard on a cause, especially at a time when the EU is front and center for a wide range of stories. Maybe this could inspire at least some further action; we’re certainly writing about it at a night in which we may not otherwise.
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