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The 56-year-old actor resigned as an ambassador for the organization last year, citing the fact that his image had been overused in charity campaigns and he was no longer serving the cause. But he now says he is ready to step back into his old shoes to fight the sex slave epidemic – a cause highlighted in his latest film, Taken.
“I had access to facts and figures and numbers of children that do disappear from Eastern Europe and Asia that would make the hair on the back of your neck curl,” Neeson told WENN. “It has been going on for many years and it still goes on. There is a big sex slave trade happening. I may have to go back to UNICEF. I got out of it because I had spent 10 years there and I thought they needed fresh blood instead of people looking at my face all the time. But it’s a wonderful organisation and every now and again I’d like to do something for them.”
Neeson’s charity endeavors of a different kind will soon see the light of day. In April, his lip prints will join a host of other celebrities taking part in the Healed With A Kiss charity auction to benefit Medicinema. More information can be found here.
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