Ewan Mcgregor makes Iraq plea

ACTOR Ewan McGregor travelled to northern Iraq last week in his role as Unicef Ambassador and has said more must be done to 'protect the extraordinary number of children who have been torn from their homes by violent conflict'.

Tuesday, 2nd August 2016, 4:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd August 2016, 5:38 pm
Actor Ewan McGregor on the streets of Edinburgh where scenes for the new Trainspotting 2. Picture; Jane Barlow

The actor, currently shooting Trainspotting 2 in Edinburgh, met families at the Debaga camp to discover how the conflicts in Iraq and Syria have affected the lives of children who have been forced to uproot their lives.

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The father-of-four, 45, also spent time with displaced Iraqi families and Syrian refugees who are living in camps in the nearby Erbil area.

The star said: “Children uprooted by conflict can find themselves alone, without family and in grave danger. No child should be alone.”