At the UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) Ball last night in Beverly Hills, actor Michael Sheen spoke about his recent, remarkable trip with the organization to Chad in West Africa.
"I saw tiny little children scrambling around for tiny little bits, one grain of rice on the ground, and I said to someone 'When do they get food? How regularly does the food come around?' the actor explained.
“And they said 'There is no food, there's no food. These people aren't eating, they have no food'.”
The “Masters of Sex” star couldn’t believe that kids were living this way and admitted to feeling guilty about the things he used to take for granted.
“Eventually someone came up to me and said 'Well we're going for lunch now, it's time to go for lunch,’” Michael said.
"That's a strange situation to be in where you're watching people who may well be dead for lack of food and off you go to have lunch.”
Michael said that it gave him a new perspective. “It made me want to see how quickly I could get money from my bank account into the place.”
The UNICEF ball attracted a lot of other A-listers, including Matt Damon and Michael Douglas, who received the UNICEF Peace Award for his nuclear disarmament campaign.
The fund raised over $404 million last year, which goes toward assisting mothers and children in developing countries.
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