George Clooney: U.S. Needs to Take in More Syrian Refugees
Speaking on the red carpet of the Berlin International Film Festival, actor George Clooney said that the United States was not doing enough to aid in the Syrian refugee crisis, and had to take in even more.
Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney had met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel the same day to discuss the status of Syrian refugees, and to plead her to accept more. Merkel was initially very outspoken about the need to take in more refugees, only to moderate her stance in the face of public backlash.
“We just wanted to ask her what we can do, what our involvement should be, what Hollywood’s involvement should be, and what the United States should be doing as well,” he said.
“The United States needs to do more, as we know,” Clooney said. “10,000 refugees a year is not enough, that’s clear.”
Watch above, via Sky News.
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