George and Amal Clooney just put their money where their mouths are. "He was on this bus to Mosul, and ISIS shot the two bus drivers and said, 'Anybody who wants to go to college, we will shoot them,'" explained George. To most, the idea of "home" evokes a sense of comfort, warmth, and security. But for refugees all over the world, the word "home" comes with a variety of mixed meanings and feelings. Is "home" the place they grew up, and then had to flee because it was not longer safe? Is it the place they find themselves now, even if they don't know anyone or speak the language of those around them? For one refugee, home is now the residence of two generous A-listers.
If George and Amal Clooney aren't already one of your favorite Hollywood couples, you're clearly not paying attention.
Not only are they one of the most attractive married couples on the planet; their humanitarian efforts prove that they’re just as attractive on the inside.
And that’s saying something, because they are both seriously gorgeous.
Late last year, the Clooneys created the Clooney Foundation for Justice.
They’ve already used their platform to make a real difference in the lives of those who most need it.
The foundation’s chief mission is “advancing justice in courtrooms, communities, and classrooms around the world.”
In July of this year, the Clooney Foundation for Justice joined up with UNICEF.
With additional support from Google and HP, the Clooney Foundation and Unicef teamed up to open seven public schools for Syrian refugee children.
“We don’t want to lose an entire generation because they had the bad luck of being born in the wrong place at the wrong time,” George and Amal said of the project.
In August of this year, the Clooney Foundation for Justice made yet another generous donation to promote civil rights.
In the wake of the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, the Clooney Foundation donated $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization dedicated to fighting hate and seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society.
In addition to the Clooney Foundation's involvement in recent human rights issues, Amal Clooney has a long history of helping those in need.
Amal is a human rights lawyer who has practiced law in courts all over the world, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
In 2016, the law firm where Clooney works announced that she would be defending victims of ISIS. She was moved to take the case after hearing the story of Nadia Murad, a woman who was captured by ISIS fighters in 2014. Murad endured daily sexual and physical violence for three months before finally escaping to Germany.
In March of this year, Amal Clooney made an impassioned plea to the U.N. to investigate ISIS.
But even as Amal works within the court system to help victims of ISIS, she and her husband are not content to simply wait for something to happen.
Instead, they’ve decided to open their very own home to someone in need.
Someone very interesting.