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September 30, 2015 03:05 PM

Orlando Bloom spread a little cheer to some of the world’s most vulnerable citizens.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star, 38, spent time talking with Syrian migrant children and their families currently waiting for entry into Europe at a refugee reception center in Macedonia on Tuesday.

The actor put on a smile while interacting with displaced children in his capacity as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, even posing for a selfie with one teen.

“These children have traveled through one of the deadliest refugee and migrant routes in the world,” Bloom said in a UNICEF press release. “I talked to children who endured terrifying journeys, often in extreme weather conditions and for many, walking in the only shoes and clothes they have.”

The center, which borders on Greece, provides a place for migrant children to rest, receive food and water, warm clothes, sanitation and hygiene through UNICEF-supported services, according to the press release. Nearly 100,000 people have registered at the Gevgelija border since June.

The British star played with the camp’s current occupants, as well as heard the stories of their harrowing journeys and plights.

“They are being shuttled from one authority to another, crossing numerous borders, uncertain of the risks ahead,” he said in the UNICEF release. “If they arrive safely at their final destination, they still fear an uncertain future. We need to protect and support them.”

The star previously visited a Syrian refugee camp in April of last year near the Syrian-Jordanian border, and met families who were uprooted due to the country’s civil war and unrest.

“Kids are seeing far too much violence and torture,” he told PEOPLE at the time. “They have witnessed such pain. They need help.”

Bloom began his role as Goodwill Ambassador in 2007, and has been on several field missions in the years since.

In March of this year, Bloom made a four-day visit to Liberia shortly after the Ebola outbreak.

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