Woman sitting in leafy arbor (© AP Images)
South Sudanese model Alek Wek fled to Britain in 1991 to escape the civil war in her home country. (© AP Images)

What do actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Scarlett Johannson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and supermodel and former refugee Alek Wek have in common?

They all are taking part in a U.N. video to show their solidarity to help the estimated 65 million people who currently are refugees, internally displaced or seeking asylum.

Joining them are workers with the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and religious leaders who have signed a petition to gather public support to help refugees. The petition will be delivered at the United Nations High-Level Plenary of the General Assembly on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants in September.

“Never has there been a greater need for tolerance, compassion and solidarity with people who have lost everything,” said former UNHCR chief António Guterres.