George and Amal Clooney Meet With Syrian Refugees

The meetings 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."

"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.