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"You forget that these are people who didn't just leave their country for no reason at all," George Clooney says in the video. "These are people who left because a terrible tragedy."
The "Hail, Caesar!" actor and his human rights attorney wife partnered with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to raise awareness of the refugee crisis. IRC released the video of the Clooneys meeting with refugees in Berlin today to mark the fifth anniversary of the Syrian war.
"We always look around at the end of these tragedies and say if we knew, we would have done something and the reality is, of course we know," Clooney said in the video. "What is shocking to me is not that it happened but its continuing to happen for five years."
The war in Syria has left 60 million refugees displaced throughout the world, according to the IRC, citing the most recent figures from the United Nations. The IRC provides support to Syrian refugees in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey, Serbia and Greece.
"It's actually easy to dismiss giant numbers but it's very hard to dismiss a young child sitting on the ground crying as her mother said, 'If we die. I rather we die by a bullet because it would be quicker,'" Clooney said while meeting with refugees.
In addition to hearing from refugees, Amal Clooney shared her own family's story.
"My own family is from Lebanon ... they also ran away from a war and was lucky enough to be expected by a European country in 1982 when the violence there was really bad," she told the refugees. "I hope you will be able to go back to a safe and free Syria."
"Being here and talking with you is important to remind them of who we are and who we have always been, which is you," George Clooney added.
The IRC posted the entire video of the Clooneys' meeting with refugees on its Facebook page.