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George And Amal Clooney Took In A Refugee Because They're Literally Doing Everything They Can

The actor and barrister have been pouring resources into finding solutions for refugees.

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Amal Clooney not only spent her summer in the International Criminal Court pursuing genocide charges against ISIS, but she is bringing her work home in a whole new way.

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Turns out that the human-rights focused barrister and her humanitarian husband, George Clooney, very quietly provided an Iraqi refugee with a home at an Augusta, Kentucky house they own and maintain.

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Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter the father of newborn twins explained, "[The refugee] 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.' He survived and came to America. He got through all the checks...and it was like, ‘Listen, we got your back. You want to get an education? You want to move your life forward? This is something that we can do.’"

And so they did. The Yazidi man, who has not been named, is also attending the University of Chicago with the Clooney's support.
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And so they did. The Yazidi man, who has not been named, is also attending the University of Chicago with the Clooney's support.

In addition to taking someone into their actual home, the Clooneys have also decided to donate a good portion of George's recent $200 million pay check for the sale of his company Casamigos Tequila toward refugee education and housing.

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"Amal and I are going to take $20 million and put it directly into our foundation [the Clooney Foundation for Justice]," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "It will go toward educating refugees, it will go toward housing, it will go to all the things that we want to work on."

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There are over 4.5 million refugees currently displaced by ISIS with 1.2 million of them currently in temporary settlements.

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Keep using that power for good, Clooneys.

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