“These beautiful warriors have reminded me of what real strength looks like,” said Justice League actress Amber Heard.
She’s been busy filming indie drama Gully of late, but this Hollywood actress just took time out of her busy schedule to raise awareness of those less fortunate.
Amber Heard jetted into Jordan this week to visit the Za’atari refugee camp, the largest refugee settlement in the Middle East and home to more than 80,000 Syrians.
The Aquaman star flew to the region to support the work of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), a humanitarian organisation “working on front lines of crisis relief in Syria and its neighbours”.
The 31-year-old took to social media to share snaps of her experience, revealing she was “so humbled and honoured to have spent the day learning from such amazing souls”.
Heard spent time with the “Tigers” of Za’atari, girls enrolled on the camp’s empowerment initiative which provides after-school study, sport and creative sessions.
“These beautiful warriors have reminded me of what real strength looks like. Thank you,” the actress shared with her 893,000 Instagram followers.
“You’ve never seen anything like them. Thank you, to these beautiful warriors for showing me what a real roar is.”
Heard added that the trip was an “eye-opening, heart-wrenching experience I will never forget”.
The American actress and activist, who regularly speaks passionately about the issue of domestic violence, also met with SAMS doctors and volunteers during her tour.
Today, we were honored to welcome actress and activist @amberheard to our multi-specialty medical center in Al-#Zaatari Camp, #Jordan. Heard spent the day with us, and met the SAMS doctors and medical mission volunteers providing vital medical care for free. She also met with many Syrian refugees, including 13 year-old patient Marwa, and witnessed their incredible resilience. We are so grateful to Amber for her advocacy, compassion and support. #SAMSJordanApr18
“She also met with many Syrian refugees, including 13 year-old patient Marwa, and witnessed their incredible resilience,” the society revealed on its Instagram page.
Heard isn’t the first A-lister to visit the camp in recent months either; Hollywood star Angelina Jolie made a trip to Jordan in January to meet Syrian refugees arriving at the border.
The Changeling actress spent time greeting families and listening to their stories of escape, with two of her daughters—11-year-old Shiloh and 13-year-old Zahara—by her side.
“Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq now host nearly 5.5 million Syrian refugees between them,” Jolie said in a public address.
“They really are an example to the world, at a time when solidarity with refugees is in short supply.”
Images: Amber Heard/Instagram