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#StandWithRefugees

Watch three stars’ special video letter to famous refugees

Whether in art, science, film, business, music or technology, refugees have led some of society’s greatest achievements. This World Refugee Day, celebrity voices come together in tribute to some of the refugees who have shaped our world, including Freddie Mercury, Albert Einstein and Elie Wiesel.

Refugees are hopeful, determined and eager to rebuild their lives, and welcoming them is the right thing to do. When we do, refugees not only build better lives for themselves and their families but stronger communities for us all. – Lena Headey

Lena Headey to Freddie Mercury

Game of Thrones star Lena Headey shares a special letter to singer, songwriter, performer— and refugee—Freddie Mercury. 

Refugee contributions have moved our society forward and made the world we live in possible. Let’s support a world that welcomes refugees and builds bridges and opportunity for all. Let’s stand with refugees. – Keegan-Michael Key

Keegan-Michael Key to Albert Einstein

Actor and producer Keegan-Michael Key honors physicist and Nobel laureate Albert Einstein for his contributions to science. 

Today, we live in a world fostering misperceptions about who refugees are and the value they bring to their new communities. Refugees are entrepreneurs, artists and our neighbours, and when we open our hearts, minds and communities, we tap into immense potential and opportunity. – Mandy Patinkin

Mandy Patinkin to Elie Wiesel

Actor and IRC Ambassador Mandy Patinkin thanks author, educator and activist Elie Wiesel for his extraordinary service to humanity, freedom and the cause of refugees.