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Angelina Jolie calls on world powers to end Syrian war

Angelina Jolie calls on world powers to end Syrian war

Angelina Jolie has called on the international community to end the 'senseless' Syrian conflict as the war enters its eighth year, Daily Mail reported on Monday.

The Hollywood A-lister criticised the lack of a 'credible political and diplomatic process' to bring the violence to an end. 

Speaking in her role as special envoy of UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the actress also met Syrian children displaced by the war at the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan.



Children crowded around as she spoke in a patch of muddy space between hundreds of rows of caravans in the cold desert camp, less than an hour's drive from the Syrian border.

 'It is heartbreaking to return to Jordan and witness the levels of hardship and trauma among Syrian refugees as the war enters its eighth year", she said.


 'We in UNHCR are deeply grateful to the Jordanian people, for their generosity and humanity towards the victims of the conflict. Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq now host nearly 5 ½ million Syrian refugees between them.

'They really are an example to the world, at a time when solidarity with refugees is in short supply.

'We should be under no illusions that this is a crisis that has been out of control for years.' 

The actress said most Syrian refugees had exhausted any savings they had and the vast majority were surviving on less than three dollars a day
 

Jolie said the hospitality of the overburdened host countries is 'an example to the world at a time when solidarity with refugees is in short supply'

The Zaatari refugee camp opened in 2012, one year after the anti-government protests turned violent in Syria. 

It is the largest refugee camp in Jordan housing almost 80,000 Syrian refugees.

Many of the residents have been living there for several years. 

Jordan hosts more than 650,000 registered Syrian refugees, according to the UN refugee agency. 




 

Last Modified: Monday، 29 January 2018 08:18 PM
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