VIDEO: Pau Gasol Visits Syrian Refugee Children in Iraq

As an ambassador for UNICEF, Pau Gasol has visited numerous countries in recent years to promote child survival and development.

This past week, Gasol visited Iraq to help thousands of refugees who have fled from the violence in Syria. In Iraq, Gasol met with numerous children who shared tragic stories about the devastation in their home country.

Gasol stated that no child should be deprived of their basic rights, according to Lakers.com:

“I met children who have fled from a tragic situation in Syria and are now urgently dependent on humanitarian aid. It is shocking to learn what these children, who have been affected by the conflict in Syria, have experienced. No child should have to endure such violence and destruction, or be deprived of the basic services they need to grow and develop to fulfill their potential.”

Here’s the video of Gasol’s visit to Iraq, courtesy of UNICEF:

After Gasol returned from Iraq, he talked about being motivated to prove that he is still one of the best players in the NBA. This past season, Gasol averaged 13.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 4.1 assists while dealing with with numerous injuries.

————————————————————————————————————————–

Have you seen our Top 5 Magic Johnson moments? If not, check it out below and don’t forget to click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

You May Also Like

Giannis Antetokounmpo Reacts To Girlfriend Growing Up Lakers Fan

It has been two weeks since NBA commissioner Adam Silver suspended the 2019-20 season shortly after two players tested…

Lakers Video: LeBron James, Anthony Davis & Quinn Cook Cause Stir On NBA 2K20

With the Los Angeles Lakers finally in the Orlando bubble, they are officially locked in for the finish of the season…

‘A Celebration Of Life For Kobe And Gianna Bryant’ Live Stream

Vanessa Bryant and the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation has created the MambaOnThree Fund to help support the…

Lakers Video: David Blaine Performs Magic Trick At UCLA Health Training Center

The Los Angeles Lakers recently provided some good news after revealing that all players on the roster are currently symptom-free…