Germany and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Nadiem Amiri has said he is helping refugees from Afghanistan.
Amiri, 25, was born in Germany but is of Afghan descent and has a cousin in country’s national team.
He told Sky TV that “my family and I are very concerned about the situation there. You don’t really know what is happening there.
“I really hope that the situation calms down at some stage and that people can live safely there.”
Afghanistan is back under the rule of the Taliban, and refugees from the war-torn country have come to Germany for many years.
Amiri said he has met with Afghan refugees and is trying “to give them some solace, to bolster them up and to convey a little bit of joy of life and comfort.
“Our meetings have shown how unbelievably grateful the people are that Germany is helping them and that they are accomodated here in a difficult phase of their lives,” Amri said.
“These are nice moments, especially when you see the children who can finally sleep in peace again, simply because they are safe here.”