Kat Graham touched by refugees’ strength


Photo by UNHCR/K. Lathigra/2014.

The Swiss-born American actress was moved by the stories she heard as she met with various Syrian families, many of whom had suffered violence as they fled from their war-torn home.

“These women are strong, these men are resilient,” she said. “When you think of refugees you often think of people rendered powerless,” she said. “But when I think of the people I’ve met, I think of qualities that I aspire to have. These are people making lemonade out of lemons, building fountains in front of their caravans with rocks from the desert because it reminds them of home, marshalling every last spirit of enterprise and innovation that runs deep in their veins to support the ones they care for most. I see new depths of love, commitment to family, community spirit and generosity – incredible values that we can all learn from.”


Read more about Kat’s visit in Jordan: http://www.hellomagazine.com/celebrities/2014021317008/vampires-diaries-kat-graham-heads-to-refugee-camp-with-UNHCR/#

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