Lena Headey Writes Beautiful Open Letter About Falling In Love With Refugee


Lena Headey might be cold and heartless as Cersei Lannister in "Game of Thrones," but she's clearly nothing like that in real life.

Headey recently visited refugee camps in Greece alongside her co-stars, Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), to help raise awareness about the global refugee crisis.

The "Game of Thrones" actors did so in conjunction with the International Rescue Committee.

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Headey wrote an incredibly touching letter about her experience visiting refugees.

She explained how she fell "in love" with a refugee named Ahmed, and the story might bring you to tears.

Headey wrote,

It's clear Headey's experience had a massive impact on her, and she believes the world should do far more for refugees.

Headey obviously feels many need to change their perception of refugees, given they are frequently stigmatized.

In her words,

There are currently more forcibly displaced people across the globe than ever before -- approximately 65.3 million.

With over 20 million refugees worldwide, we haven't seen a crisis of this scale since World War II.

As United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon put it,

Indeed, the only way this crisis will ever begin to get solved is if more people come forward and stand together with refugees.

After all, no one deserves to live the life of a refugee.

Read Lena Headey's full letter about her visit with refugees by clicking here.