HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Barcelona's Lionel Messi raises awareness to end conflict in Syria

espnfc.com

102 days ago   Article ID# 4085150
Original URL

 

UNICEF

BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT (espnfc.com) - Lionel Messi has used his position as one of the game's best football players to call for people to join together in a bid to end the war in Syria.

Wednesday marks six years since the start of the conflict and the Barcelona star, a UNICEF ambassador, has taken to social media to raise awareness of the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

As recently as Wednesday there were reports that at least 30 people had been killed and dozens more wounded after suicide bomb attacks in the Syrian capital of Damascus.

"A war day is too much," Messi posted on his Facebook account.

"The children of Syria have been subjected to violence and cruelty for six years in a conflict that holds them hostage.

"As a father and as a UNICEF's Ambassador I am heartbroken. Add your voice to UNICEF to demand the end of the war."

Messi is the latest high profile footballer to publcily express his anguish at events Syria.

In the build-up to Christmas, Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo published a video and made a donation to help fund emergency supplies in Aleppo.

In a video message posted on his official Twitter account, the Portugal captain said: "This is for the children of Syria. We know that you have been suffering a lot.

"I am a very famous player, but you are the true heroes. Don't lose your hope. The world is with you. We care about you. I am with you."

Copyright 2017 espnfc.com   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 102 days ago   Article ID# 4085150

UNICEF    Visit Website

More News

UNICEF requires $251m to fight poverty in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen

45 hours ago From businessdayonline.com 

LAGOS, NIGERIA - ...

Aid workers race to contain Yemen cholera outbreak, UN agencies report

6 days ago From un.org 

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK - ...

Switzerland renews its financial support to UNICEF

6 days ago From admin.ch 

BERN, SWITZERLAND - ...

Australia donates $2m for UNICEF’s children on the move response

7 days ago From tolonews.com 

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - ...

United Kingdom announces new humanitarian assistance for Somalia

8 days ago From reliefweb.int 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next >> 

<< Return To Celebrity News

Action Center

Massive Antarctic ice shelf days from breaking off

Action: Climate Change

Any day now we will truly witness climate change in action. Within days at worst, maybe weeks at best, scientists predict tha ...

Interpol says there really are dark web rhino horn traffickers

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The dark web is home to several lingering myths: so-called red rooms where visitors can watch gruesome murders; sites offerin ...

Amazon basin deforestation could disrupt distant rainforest by remote climate connection

Action: Stop Deforestation

The ongoing deforestation around the fringes of the Amazon may have serious consequences for the untouched deeper parts of th ...

Stop coal mining assault on this roadless forest

Action: Stop Pollution

President Trump has been clear since day one that he’s turning over the nation’s public lands and environment to King Coal an ...

Defend our wildlife from the search for Atlantic oil

Action: Save Our Oceans

From Maine to Florida, people along the East Coast strongly oppose offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean -- yet ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.