Amber Heard raising money for Syrian refugee

The 32-year-old actress took to her Instagram account on Thursday to ask her followers to 'help her save a life'.

FILE: Amber Heard. Picture: AFP.

LONDON - Amber Heard has started a fundraising page to raise money to pay the medical bills of a Syrian refugee named Weam.

The 32-year-old actress took to her Instagram account on Thursday to ask her followers to "help her save a life", as she revealed she is in the process of raising money to help fund the costly medical bills needed to treat a 12-year-old Syrian girl who is suffering from a "deadly disease".

In a video posted to the photo-sharing app, the 'Justice League' actress said: "As you may know, I recently went on a medical mission with SAMS to a Syrian refugee camp, where I met this incredible 12-year-old girl named Weam. She's currently suffering from a deadly disease and desperately needs our help. She can't afford the thousand dollars a month it costs to provide her with treatment, she needs a blood transfusion immediately.

"I was so inspired by her - despite all these conditions - her beautiful, bright, optimistic soul, that I decided to do something about it. I partnered with Crowd Rise, and I'm starting a fundraiser to help pay for her treatments. So please click the link in my bio, or go to crowdraise.com/amberheard and please, help me save a life."

Amber also left the link to the fundraising page in the caption of the video.

She wrote: "Together we can save the life of a 12-year-old Syrian Refugee named Weam - Link in bio or go to crowdrise.com/amberheard (sic)"

In a second post on the website, the _Drive Angry _star posted a picture of herself alongside young Weam.

She captioned that snap: "We can, Weam! www.crowdrise.com/amberheard (sic)"

As of the time of writing, Amber has raised $3,195 of her whopping $100,000 goal.