George and Amal Clooney Sponsor Yazidi Refugee



The power couple is currently sponsoring Hazim, a refugee from Iraq.

George and Amal joined together with George’s parents to bring Hazim Avdal to the U.S. In an upcoming episode on David Letterman’s Netflix show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, the couple explain their decision for sponsoring Hazim.

In a short preview for the episode, Amal tells David that, “I’ve had the privilege of representing a number of Yazidis who’ve been the victims of genocide perpetrated by Isis over the last couple of years, that’s how I met Hazim. And when I met him I remember being so struck by his courage, but also just this amazing spirit. And how he spoke about, even after everything he’d lost, he spoke about a desire for justice, not revenge.”

Hazim also talked about his dream of studying in the U.S. one day. For more, you can check out the full episode on Friday.