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Pop star joins #ShareHumanity campaign by donating Twitter account to Syrian refugee

The Australian pop star Cody Simpson gave a Syrian refugee access to his Twitter account earlier this week, as part of the UN social media scheme #ShareHumanity.

The campaign asks people to donate their social media accounts as a way to “amplify voices of aid workers and crisis survivors around the world”. Launched by the U.N Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, it is part of the lead up to World Humanitarian Day on 19th August.

The 18-year-old’s Twitter account, which has 7.52million followers,  was given to Thair Orfahli, who tweeted about his escape from Syria. Other celebrities to have donated their feed includes Leona Lewis and Shay Mitchell.

Stephen O’Brien, UN humanitarian chief, said: : “We’re calling on the young and digitally-connected to help us push out these compelling stories and give a voice to the voiceless.

Young people often ask me what they can do to help and I believe we have a shared responsibility to raise awareness and help to inspire humanity on these global issues.”

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