The singer has traveled to Lebanon where he met little refugees who escaped from Syria with the start of the conflict.In his role as an ambassador for UNICEF, Martin warned that child refugees were particularly at risk of exploitation and abuse – with large numbers being left with no choice but to go out to work, rather than attend school.Ricky, as a father of two kids, understands these children’s pain and tries his best to help them. But at the same time he understands that it is impossible to do it alone – the whole world must change.
“The world must do more to make sure these children are protected from exploitation and given access to safe environments where they can learn and be empowered,” Martin said, adding: “I am inspired by the courage of these children. They are gaining the knowledge and skills they need to contribute to their families, communities and societies when they reach adulthood. Investing in their present is an investment in the future of the region.”