International Rescue Committee ambassador, and actor, Mandy Patinkin, reconnects with a Syrian refugee family.

Mandy Patinkin reconnects with the Alassys

I had the pleasure of documenting actor Mandy Patinkin reconnecting with a Syrian refugee family. Mandy is an International Rescue Committee (IRC) ambassador and uses his position as an influencer to speak up for those in need.

He first met the Alassy family on Lesbos over one year ago, when he helped them out of the boat. They have now been given asylum in Germany. The meeting was very emotional. It inspires compassion at a time when people are far too willing to vilify the most vulnerable.

Photos: IRC/Timo Stammberger

International Rescue Committee ambassador, and actor, Mandy Patinkin, reconnects with a Syrian refugee family.

International Rescue Committee ambassador, and actor, Mandy Patinkin, reconnects with a Syrian refugee family.

International Rescue Committee ambassador, and actor, Mandy Patinkin, reconnects with a Syrian refugee family.

International Rescue Committee ambassador, and actor, Mandy Patinkin, reconnects with a Syrian refugee family.

International Rescue Committee ambassador, and actor, Mandy Patinkin, reconnects with a Syrian refugee family.

International Rescue Committee ambassador, and actor, Mandy Patinkin, reconnects with a Syrian refugee family.

International Rescue Committee ambassador, and actor, Mandy Patinkin, reconnects with a Syrian refugee family.

International Rescue Committee ambassador, and actor, Mandy Patinkin, reconnects with a Syrian refugee family.

International Rescue Committee ambassador, and actor, Mandy Patinkin, reconnects with a Syrian refugee family.

International Rescue Committee ambassador, and actor, Mandy Patinkin, reconnects with a Syrian refugee family.

International Rescue Committee ambassador, and actor, Mandy Patinkin, reconnects with a Syrian refugee family.