Amal and George Clooney Team Up with UNICEF to Help Refugees 31.07.2017

The high-wattage human rights activist couple is helping displaced Syrian kids get back to school.
A strikingly effective defender of neglected and exploited groups around the world, international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and her husband, actor George Clooney, are stepping up to make sure all the world’s children get the opportunities they deserve. The couple’s Clooney Foundation for Justice announced a $2.25 million partnership with UNICEF, which includes a generous donation from Google.org and an additional $1 million technology grant from HP Inc. The partnership will fund seven schools in Lebanon to help 3,000 currently out-of-school Syrian refugee children get back on track.

“Thousands of young Syrian refugees are at risk — the risk of never being a productive part of society,” Amal and George Clooney said. “Formal education can change that. That’s our goal with this initiative. We don’t want to lose an entire generation because they had the bad luck of being born in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

The devastating six-year Syrian civil war has affected 80% of the country’s children. More than 5 million Syrian refugees have fled to neighboring countries. Lebanon, which has the world’s highest per capita refugee population, has been particularly affected by an influx of more than 1 million displaced Syrians. Schools are overflowing beyond capacity and students must attend in staggered shifts.

“How can children become the workers and leaders of their countries someday if they have not had the education and support they need to reach their full potential?” asked UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “By supporting the work of UNICEF and our partners to deliver education to every child affected by the conflict in Syria, the Clooney Foundation for Justice is not only investing in the futures of individual children, it is investing in the future of the entire region. UNICEF is deeply grateful for this critical funding.”

Seeking justice for those in need is familiar territory for the Clooneys. A former refugee herself, Amal Clooney was only 2 years old when civil war forced her family to flee Lebanon. They eventually settled in England. In 2016, she  represented victims of the Yazidi genocide in the International Criminal Court, the world’s permanent human rights court in The Hague. Her lead witness, Nadia Murad, is one of the thousands of Yazidi women abducted and brutally abused by ISIS fighters in Iraq.

Murad and Clooney addressed the United Nations together in September, 2016, demanding that the Islamic State be held accountable for their crimes against the Yazidis. “I am ashamed, as a lawyer, that there is no justice being done and barely a complaint being made about it,” Clooney told U.N. members. “I am ashamed, as a woman, that girls like Nadia can have their bodies sold and used as battlefields.”

“Holding back women is holding back half of every country in the world,” Clooney said. The Clooneys’ partnership with UNICEF marks the latest chapter in their dedicated effort to ensure the rights of women and children everywhere.

Source UNICEF USA

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Amal Clooney visits Serres hotspot in Greece 2nd day 08.09.2016

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Amal Clooney visited yesterday with Nadia Murad the Yazidi refugees hotspot of Serres in Greece.

The purpose of the visit – to document the testimony of victims of persecution by the Islamic State, and the transfer of the collected materials to the International Criminal Court in The Hague (ICC).

 

 

 

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Amal Clooney wore a

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Amal Clooney visits Serres hotspot in Greece 07.09.2016

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Amal Clooney was reportedly visiting a refuge hotspot in the northern Greek city of Serres. According to local media, she was seen at the hotspot speaking to Yazidi refugees. Yazidis are an ethnic group caught up in the middle of the conflict and have been systematically persecuted by the Islamic State. Many females have been sold and used as sex slaves by Islamist fighters since the beginning of hostilities. According to local TV station ‘Tile-Epiloges’ she plans to legally prosecute ISIS before the International Court of Justice for crimes against the Yazidis and is collecting first hand accounts by the women about their ordeals at the hands of their enslavers to build a legal case.

She was accompanied by Nadia Murad. Nadia Murad will be present at the United Nations HQ in New York on September 19th 2016.

 

 

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Amal Clooney wore a scarf with jeans and jacket.

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Amal Clooney in Giambattista Valli at EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year in Monaco 11.06.2016

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Amal Clooney was present on June 11 2016 at EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year in Monaco.

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She was interviewed by EY chair and chief executive Mark Weinberger. She looked elegant in a floral sleeveless dress with her Paul Andrew Zenadia pumps and pearl drop earrings.

Amal Clooney says she and her husband, George Clooney, are looking for businesses to help them launch their first projects within a foundation that will help fight human rights abuses.

She made an appeal: “I actually have a couple of requests. My husband and I are setting up a foundation at the moment and for two of the first projects… I would like to be partnering with the private sector.”

She said she would be grateful to hear from businesses that can help bring schooling to Syrian refugee children.

“There are 2m Syrian refugee children who are not in school… we cannot just abandon this generation. Technology has evolved; there’s a lot that we can do with tablets and many organisations that have used the idea of school in a box.

“That means you can bring the education to the child in instances where the child can’t get to school. So that’ll mean partnering with technology companies and the private sector. If there is an offer of assistance, we will take it.”

Another project the pair are working on, in conjunction with the UN, is training and dispatching a team of trial observers to bring further accountability to courtrooms globally.

“One thing I’ve noticed in doing my work is that oppressive regimes are increasingly using the courts to silence opposition.”

Amal Clooney added, “the way the private sector can help is that, for instance, we could be designing a software programme that allows these observers to input information in a more uniform manner, so that we can ultimately compare one trial to another and eventually get something like a justice index, where you can compare one court to another. And [that would mean] governments could no longer hide behind the courts to the extent that they do at the moment.”

The event was organized at the Fairmont Hotel in Monte-Carlo.

Amal Clooney was accompanied by her mother Baria.

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Amal Clooney wore a

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Floral appliques in a full palette of pinks embolden a sleek sheath in Giambattista Valli’s floral-cloque dress. The european purveyor of the ultimate feminine fashion continues these pursuits with this prismatic frock classic in silhouette and striking in effect.

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