'Walking Dead' Actress Urges Help for Refugee Kids: One Could Be 'Next Nelson Mandela' (Video)

Sarah Wayne Callies Walking Dead S3 Premiere - P 2013
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Sarah Wayne Callies Walking Dead S3 Premiere - P 2013

The Walking Dead's Sarah Wayne is speaking out on behalf of refugee populations.

The actress, who works with the International Rescue Committee, says she's learned lessons from work with refugees from war-torn countries that could be applied to the crisis involving children from the U.S./Mexican border.

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"Somewhere in a refugee camp somewhere might be the next Nelson Mandela, she told Pivot's TakePart Live. "Let's reach out to that kid and let's nurture that sense that we can do things together."

Wayne spoke with TakePart Live's Meghan McCain and Jacob Soboroff as part of a TakePart World segment, which focuses on innovators in the field of global development. It's supported by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Wayne played Lori Grimes for three seasons on AMC's The Walking Dead. Watch the video below.

TakePart Live airs on Pivot Monday through Friday at 10 p.m. ET. 

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