Ricky Martin Working with UNICEF to Help Syrian Child Refugees

Just spent 3 days at the lebanese/syrian border working with @unicef. This amazing organization is doing an incredible job providing education to more than 150,000 Syrian refugee children. Still, there are hundreds of thousands of kids that have not been able to get this very important/basic right. We must end child labor now. The word “refugee” must not lose its meaning. Syrian refugees around the world need protection. #UnicefLebanon Acabamos de pasar tres días en la frontera entre Syria y el Líbano con @UNICEF. Esta maravillosa organización está haciendo un increíble trabajo proporcionando educación a más de 150.000 niños refugiados sirios. Desafortunadamente aun hay cientos de miles de niños que no han podido recibir este derecho básico y han sido obligados a trabajos forzados. La palabra “refugiados” no puede perder su significado. Los refugiados sirios en todas partes del mundo necesitan protección. #uniceflebanon. @uniceflebanon #ChildrenofSyria

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Ricky Martin isn’t just a hunky guy and an incredible singer. He is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and a defender of children’s rights around the world.

Martin was recently on the Lebanese/Syrian border working with UNICEF in a camp for Syrian refugees. While at the camp, he talked to some of the kids that had fled Syria, so that he could tell their stories and explain to lawmakers, potential UNICEF supporters and the general public why continuing support of these child refugees is so important.

Martin not only works with UNICEF. He is also president of the Ricky Martin Foundation; a foundation whose main aim is to stop child trafficking. The singer has been involved in children’s rights since the mid-1990s, and fighting child trafficking since a visit to India in 2002.


As for UNICEF, they provide the children in these refugee camps with food, shelter, medical care and an education. They currently help children and their families in more than 2,000 refugee settlements across Lebanon.

Michelle Topham