AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Actress Amber Heard says encounters with Syrian refugees and foreign medical volunteers helping the displaced have left an “an indelible mark on my soul.”
Heard, 31, spent a week in Jordan as part of a delegation of the Syrian American Medical Society, visiting the kingdom’s largest camp for Syrian refugees and rehabilitation centers for those wounded in Syria’s seven-year-old civil war.
Heard told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday she was moved by the “resilience and spirit of everyone involved” and that she was “reminded of the beautiful side of human nature.”
Some 5.5 million Syrians have fled their homeland since 2011, most of them settling in neighboring countries, including Jordan.
Heard appears in the upcoming superhero film “Aquaman,” playing a warrior in the undersea nation of Atlantis.