Lionel Messi: I am heartbroken by the war in Syria — it has to end

Lionel Messi: I am heartbroken by the war in Syria — it has to end

FC Barcelona star Leo Messi has posted a message on social media calling for peace in Syria and the protection of the hundreds of thousands of children suffering from the misery, violence and hunger in the country after six years of civil war which seems to have no end.

Messi, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2010 and always committed to the causes of the most disadvantaged or those who suffer, did not want to ignore the sixth anniversary of this terrifying armed conflict, which broke out on Mar. 15, 2011. The Blaugrana forward, through his Facebook account, highlighted his commitment, not only as a universal citizen, but also as a father.

In his message, published in Spanish and English, the Barcelona forward says: “A war day is too much. The children of Syria have been subjected to violence and cruelty for SIX years in a conflict that holds them hostage. As a father and as a UNICEF’s Ambassador I am heartbroken. Add your voice to UNICEF to demand the end of the war. LIO”

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