We thought we wouldn't have the pleasure of seeing Game of Thrones stars Maisie Williams, Lena Headey and Liam Cunningham together again until season 7 of the hit HBO fantasy series but last week the actors have been reunited in the name of goodwill.

The famous trio this week appealed to European Union leaders to stand up for the 57,000 refugees of the ongoing Syrian civil war, currently stranded in Greece. The plea came on a visit to operations of the International Rescue Committee which included trips to the island of Lesbos.

Headey met with a young Syrian woman travelling with three children under the age of 11. Williams spoke with an aspiring actor from Syria at Cherso in Northern Greece and Cunningham met with Afghan and Syrian fathers who discussed their reasons for leaving their countries – and what life is like as a refugee.

Arya Stark actress – 19-year-old Williams – addressed the plight of refugees in Europe in a video. She said: "They're just people like you and me, and they don't want to live in a different country their whole life. They want to go home, but they can't because we've destroyed it."

"I met a 21-year-old girl who was headed for university to do amazing things in biology and now she's had all of that taken away from her, and you are worried she wants to come and take from your country. She is just a girl," she continued.

Meanwhile, Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister in GoT, reiterated in a statement that refugees just want a normal life. She claimed: "These smart, hardworking people want to go home. They want to return to their communities and to their neighbourhoods. They want their children to continue their education. They want to continue their university and they are stuck. They're stuck. And they're unbelievably sad. Understandably. We can do better for them. We must do better for them."

Cunningham, best known for playing Ser Davos, placed blame on EU leaders, also added: "This is not an earthquake, this is not a tidal wave. This is a man-made crisis. 57,000 stranded in Greece. Refugee camps in Europe? Is this truly the standard EU leaders want to set as the way to respond to the global refugee crisis?"