Musicians join Michael Sheen and Ewan McGregor in 'No Place Like Home' campaign
Tinie Tempah and Rita Ora are among the musicians and celebrities involved in UNICEF’s ‘No Place Like Home’ campaign, voicing their concerns about the health of refugee children in Syria this winter.
The two artists, who collaborated on Ora’s debut single ‘RIP’ in 2012, appear alongside Emma Bunton and actors Michael Sheen, Tom Hiddleston and Ewan McGregor in a televised appeal, which you can see above.
UNICEF estimates that close to six million Syrian children, including more than one million refugees, are in urgent need of aid. The bitterly cold conditions in Syria in winter mean the children will face a bitter few months ahead, when temperatures can fall as low as minus six degrees Celsius.
Speaking about his role in the campaign, Tinie Tempah says: “Taking part in UNICEF’s ‘No Place Like Home’ video, I wondered what keeps Syrian children going when their homes are bombed. They’ve also lost family and friends, but they haven’t lost hope. Even though they’re living in refugee camps, the tented schools run by UNICEF are still packed with kids that want to learn and move on. The crisis in Syria is so complex, people aren’t always sure how to help. Please share this video, open your eyes to the Syria crisis and donate what little you can.”
Up until January 31 next year, the UK Government will match pound for pound all public donations made to UNICEF’s work for the children of Syria. Text WARM to 70111 to donate £3 to UNICEF UK’s Syria Winter Appeal, or donate by credit card at www.unicef.org.uk/syria.