The two actors – who worked together on HBO’s hit series – reunited to encourage people to raise funds for Syrian refugees. Ahmed, who has been very vocal about the crisis in Syria, launched a crowdfunding campaign last month to donate money toward emergency and medical aid. Now, with the recent Muslim ban that Donald Trump has imposed, the British-Pakistani actor want to keep the campaign going to raise additional funds for all refugees impacted by the new order.
“It’s now harder and harder for them to flee the misery they’re suffering through no fault of their own,” Ahmed says in the clip. “With everything that’s going on right now, we’ve decided to extend our campaign, so we’re just asking you to go online and donate.”
This month the campaign reached its target goal of $100,000 and now, Ahmed hopes that more people will donate to the cause. (At the time of publication, the campaign has reached $137,193.) Additionally, donors will randomly be selected to win a slew of gifts, including “Star Wars” memorabilia signed by the “Rogue One” star.
For more information and how to donate, visit crowdrise.com/riz.
A message from me + my lawyer about Syrian refugees… pic.twitter.com/SF7ESzOZEa
— Riz Ahmed (@rizmc) January 31, 2017