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Game of Thrones stars visit stranded refugees

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Game of Thrones stars Maisie Williams, Lena Headey and Liam Cunningham have visited Syrian refugees in Greece and urged action from European leaders.

Williams (Arya), Headey (Cersei) and Cunningham (Ser Davos) met refugees camped at International Rescue Committee sites in Greece on Monday.

“These smart, hardworking people want to go home,” Headey said in a statement.

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“They want to return to their communities and to their neighbourhoods. They want their children to continue their education. They want to continue their university and they are stuck.

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Maisie Williams happily posed for photos with refugees in Northern Greece. Photo: AAP

“They’re unbelievably sad. Understandably. We can do better for them. We must do better for them.”

Williams said in a statement: “For me, it is about the children … children with so much potential, so many hopes and dreams. Where is the humanity that makes it acceptable for them to languish in refugee camps in Europe?”

Cunningham said the issue was a “man-made crisis”.

“This is not an earthquake, this is not a tidal wave. This is a man-made crisis. 57,000 stranded in Greece. Refugee camps in Europe? Is this truly the standard EU leaders want to set as the way to respond to the global refugee crisis?” he said in a statement.

The Game of Thrones trio also urged European Union leaders to do more for the 57,000 refugees currently stranded in Greece.

The latest season of the fantasy drama ended last week.

– with AAP

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