Sign and Pass - join the global movement in support of refugees like Yamen.

Sign and Pass - join the global movement in support of refugees like Yamen.

BARCELONA, Spain – Soccer stars Lionel Messi and Neymar Junior today kicked off a global campaign that seeks to ensure that millions of refugees have a safe place to live, receive an education and are able to provide for their families.

The FC Barcelona strikers signed a ball to launch the #SignAndPass campaign, which will raise awareness of the plight of 65.3 million men, women and children around the world driven from their homes by violence or persecution, half of them children.

"I am proud to be part of this important initiative to support refugees," said Messi, the Argentine forward who has netted more than 500 goals for FC Barcelona and his national side. "I hope it will help change the dramatic situation that millions of refugee children around the world are currently experiencing."