What do Cate Blanchett, Dame Helen Mirren, Will Ferrell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Margot Robbie and Patrick Stewart have in common? I mean, aside from being world-famous actors and actresses. Obviously.
They all support refugees and they, along with more than 60 other famous faces, have appeared alongside refugees and aid workers in a new video for Australia for the UNHCR, vocalising that support.
“We stand with refugees, please stand with us,” is the message of the campaign, which asks the public not to be swayed by the anti-refugee rhetoric currently plaguing political debate.
“We are in the middle of a catastrophic displacement crisis that has already uprooted millions of innocent families, and seen too many lose their lives trying to reach safety,” UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett said.
She argues the solution is ultimately political and will rely on “peace and stability”.
“But whilst we wait for that, we – as people with a voice – can and must play our part.
“We must demand that all countries take a shared responsibility for ensuring refugees have protection, shelter and the chance to live a productive life.
“If enough of us stand together, we will be heard.”