Stiller is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees.
Actor and director Ben Stiller traveled to Capitol Hill Wednesday to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee regarding the humanitarian impact of the war in Syria and what the U.S. can do to help.
Stiller, who is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, recalled to the committee the times he visited refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan.
“In 2016, deciding that I didn’t want to just keep watching the news of the conflict, but that I wanted to do something, I called NHCR,” Stiller explained in his testimony. “Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to travel to meet Syrian refugees in Jordan, in Berlin, and recently in Lebanon.”
Stiller recalled meeting a young Syrian family in Lebanon.