Hollyoaks' Steph Waring reveals heartbreaking visit to Iraqi refugee camp where she dished out aid
The actress, 40, – who plays Cindy Cunningham in the hit Channel 4 soap – is a Good Will Ambassador of Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation and helped deliver essential supplies.
Steph was in the war-torn region to provide the Yazidi ladies and children with much needed goods such as medical aid.
The soap star's four-day trip also saw her chat to the family of Nadia Murad – who recently won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Whilst with them she heard from Nadia’s sister who told her the horrific story of what happened to herself and her family when ISIS invaded their village.
Steph listened as the sister told her about how her brothers had been murdered and that the female members of her family had been used as sex slaves.
Speaking about her time in Iraq Steph said: "This experience has opened my eyes to so much and changed me in ways I could have never imagined.
"Seeing first hand the devastation and poverty over there was truly heart breaking but I feel very privileged to have been allowed into to camps to help and provide the Yazidi ladies and children with much needed goods."
She went on: "What I have seen is their reality and has been for 6 years and nothing is going to change for them in the near future.
"So all we can do as a charity is to provide them with everything they need, from clothes, medical supplies, sanitary protection, toys and books, football equipment and so much more.
"I hope people can see from my own journey what is needed and support Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation in their quest to help these desperate people”
The Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation provide medical aid to those in need.
Stephanie will be hosting Bring Hope’s Inaugural Move Mountains Ball on November 10 at the Principal Hotel in Manchester along with fellow Hollyoaks co-star Keiron Richardson – get tickets here.
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