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Cristiano Ronaldo hails Syrian children as 'true heroes'

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Lisbon, Dec 24: Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo, a Save the Children ambassador, said Syrian children affected by the war were "real heroes" and called for them not to lose hope.

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"Hello, this is for children of Syria. We know that you have been suffering a lot. I am a very famous player, but you are the true heroes, don't lose your hope," he said in a video message posted on social media network Twitter on Friday, reports Xinhua.

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"The world is with you, we care about you. I am with you," he added.

Save the Children said his "generous donation" would help families buy clothes, food and medical care.

Syria has been undergoing a four-year battle over its largest city, Aleppo, with UNICEF stating earlier this month that around 100 unaccompanied children were trapped in a building in the east of the city.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced since 2012.

Here is the video of Cristiano Ronaldo:

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Story first published: Saturday, December 24, 2016, 13:36 [IST]
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