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David Beckham has said meeting children and their families living in a refugee camp in Djibouti broke his heart - reported the SkyNews.
The former England footballer spoke to some of the 10,000 people living in the Ali Addeh camp as part of his role as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
The camp is home to families who have fled violence or conflict in neighbouring Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia
It was the first time Beckham had visited a camp and he said: "It’s shocking to see how children’s lives can be turned upside down as a result of conflict and violence and as a father it breaks my heart to see children living in such difficult circumstances.
"All children, no matter where they live, deserve a fair chance in life."
Earlier this year, Beckham launched 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund to raise money for vital medical treatment and vaccinations for children.
He is currently travelling to every continent for a documentary about grassroots football.
Last week, he was photographed playing football in Nepal with a group of children who painted his face crimson and decorated him with marigold garlands.