American film star Ben Stiller visited Ukraine on behalf of the United Nations on Monday to talk to refugees about the impact of the war.
In a video on Instagram, he says that “seeking safety is a right”. Stiller is in Kyiv to “show solidarity with people around the world who have lost their homes due to war and conflict”.
The actor, known for films such as Night at the Museum and Meet the Parents, is an ambassador for the UN refugee agency UNHCR. He visited Ukraine in the context of World Refugee Day. Stiller said he was “impressed” by the refugee organizations and their commitment to the Ukrainians.
UNHCR estimates that 8 million people are internally displaced within Ukraine. In addition, the UN organization has already registered more than 5 million Ukrainian refugees in Europe.
Most of them are women and children because men between the ages of 18 and 60 can be drafted into the army and must therefore remain in Ukraine.