Amal and George Clooney Speak to Syrian Refugees in Berlin

Mahmoud and his family meet Amal and George Clooney

Yesterday, Amal Clooney and George Clooney met with one of the Syrian families that I had photographed as part of “Humans of Lageso“. You can read Mahmoud and his family’s story here: Mahmoud and his family

I am impressed by the Clooney’s genuine engagement with the refugee crisis and admire that they use their position as influencers to speak up for those in need.

But yesterday’s meeting was also a personal wake-up call for me. You don’t have to be Amal or George Clooney to do good in the world as we all can use our skills and our passions to change the world for the better.

Everybody is able to do something. Don’t let daily life get in the way. Get in touch with people who are already active in a field that interests you and ask them what you can do to help. Go to demonstrations. Organize meet-ups. Join already existing groups. Help somebody when you see them struggling.

It is so easy and so rewarding to help. Be like the Clooneys – do something!

Photos: IRC/Timo Stammberger

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