During his brief trip with Concern to the Middle Eastern nation, Michael Darragh met with families who only became refugees in recent weeks and with young people recently freed from terrorist-held areas.
Both refugee camps he visited had extremely limited educational and recreational facilities.
“It's heartbreaking to hear their story and, unfortunately, their story is ten a penny over there,” he said.
“People have been hearing about the Syrian crisis for almost 10 years now and, I don't think, are really reacting to it at all. I'm just trying to raise awareness that these kids were just like kids anywhere in Ireland. They need our help.”
Michael Darragh has used his platform and influence to really spotlight the most vulnerable people around the world, according to Concern Worldwide CEO Dominic MacSorley.
“Michael Darragh has gone above and beyond to support us since he became our ambassador in 2018. From generously donating a pair of his All-Ireland Final winning boots to meeting people in some of the world’s most hard-to-reach places, he has always been willing to help,” Mr MacSorley said.
“Michael Darragh has shown that he is not only a champion on the pitch, but he is also a champion for those in the greatest need too.”