Lindsay Lohan says she "cried right off the bat" when she met young Syrian refugees in a visit to their camp in Turkey in September.
The ‘Mean Girls’ star visited refugees fleeing from the war-torn country to Turkey and hopes her visit would help to raise awareness of those being displaced by the unrest in the country.
She admitted: "I cried right away, right off the bat. These kids … they’re scared of bombs going off every second."
And the 30-year-old actress gushed about how positive the kids can be despite their struggles.
Speaking on The View, she added: “You just see that they have this light inside of them and seeing a new face in somebody willing to teach them, sit with them, and bringing attention to other people coming to do that is really important.
“I mean, the stories of some of these women, and this young girl Bana [Alabed, a refugee she met in Turkey], who’s the first child who has a voice in what’s going on, it’s incredible.”
Lindsay visited the country back in September, where she spent quality time with the refugees in their camp and she is “passionate” about making a difference.
An insider said at the time: “She spends time interacting with the kids. Listening to them, hearing their stories. Lindsay has always been passionate about children, especially those impacted by circumstances outside their control. She loves the work.”
Turkey’s youth and sports deputy minister Abdurrahim Boynukalin accompanied Lindsay on her trip.
He added: “The important thing is that a Hollywood star takes this matter seriously and bring it to the world stage.”
The flame-haired beauty is also keen to supply the refugee camp with energy drinks.
Lindsay has partnered with German energy drink company Mintanine to deliver the product to the refugee camps.
A source shared: “There’s hardly food, water or anything, so at this point sending anything is helpful. This is all part of Lindsay’s mission to help refugees.”
*Sourced by Bang Showbiz