'There is no home to go back to' for the refugees of Syria

David Morrissey
David Morrissey travelled to Jordan with the UN Refugee Agency. Photo: Good Morning Britain/ITV

Actor David Morrissey visited refugee camps in Jordan to see for himself how thousands of displaced Syrian children are coping with the realities of a brutal civil war.

Dad-of-three David asked some of the children what they wanted to be when they grew up, and was met with answers like, "doctor" "pastry chef" and "interior designer".

An estimated 600,000 Syrian refugees are living in Jordan, and two-thirds of those are thought to be getting by without the help of a refugee camp.

A third refugee camp opened two-weeks-ago to help deal with the huge influx of refugees and fighting can still be heard from as close as seven miles away.

David told Good Morning Britain many of the refugees he spoke to said they felt like "the forgotten people" as Syria had dropped down the news agenda.

Those children, I asked them the one girl what she wanted to do and she said 'an interior designer'.

I asked her why and she said, 'because I want a skill to rebuild my country'.

– David Morrissey