Angelina Jolie Begs the World to Do More During Visit to Turkish Camps

julyAfter visiting a camp for Syrian refugees in southeastern Turkey on Saturday, actress Angelina Jolie said the world is living through an era of mass displacement.

Hollywood actress and director Angelina Jolie on June 20 described a spiralling global refugee crisis as an “explosion of human suffering” whose causes the international community refuses to confront.

Jolie, who serves as a United Nations special envoy for refugees, was speaking at a news conference in southeastern Turkey, home to Syrians and Iraqis displaced by war, on World Refugee Day.

The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said in a report last week that there were now more refugees than at any other time in history, with 59.5 million people displaced from their homes worldwide.

julie

“There is an explosion of human suffering and displacement on a level that has never been seen before,” Jolie said, warning that Syrians and Iraqis were running out of safe havens as neighbouring states reached the limit of their capacity.

“It is hard to point to a single instance where, as an international community, we are decisively addressing the root causes of refugee flows,” she said.

Jolie and U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres met Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan in the city of Midyat, some 50 km (30 miles) from the Syrian border. She also visited refugees.

This was Jolie’s third visit to Turkey since 2011, when the conflict in Syria began. The war has displaced more than 3 million refugees, or almost a fifth of the pre-war population.

jolie2

Turkey shelters 1.8 million Syrian refugees, as well as thousands of Yazidis, whose ancient religion draws on Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Islam, who fled attacks by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq last August.

The long-running wars in neighbouring Iraq and Syria mean that Turkey has overtaken Pakistan to become the world’s leading host of refugees, and has spent $6 billion on assisting Syrians alone, UNHCR said.

ange1

 

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, talks with U.S. actress Angelina Jolie, left, Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres, centre, listens, during a visit to the Midyat refugee camp in Mardin, southeastern Turkey

5 Comments

  • jenis pasaran bola Reply

    26 January 2021 at 00:32

    Good post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon everyday. It’s always exciting to read cara bermain mesin slot content from other writers and use something from their web sites.

  • cara memilih nomor togel Reply

    05 February 2021 at 04:09

    Spot on with this write-up, I absolutely believe this web site needs a great deal more attention. Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It’s always useful to read fakta permainan slot content from other writers and use a little something from their web sites. I’ll probably be back again to read more, thanks for the information!

  • tips bermain slot online Reply

    11 February 2021 at 19:31

    Spot on with this write-up, I really feel this site needs much more attention. Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It will always be interesting to read permainan tebak angka smartphone articles from other authors and practice something from other websites. I’ll probably be back again to read more, thanks for the advice!

  • terperincinya Reply

    18 February 2021 at 20:21

    Can I simply say what a relief to discover someone that truly knows varian game poker terbaik This web site is one thing that is required on the web, someone with a bit of originality!

  • tulisan berikut Reply

    24 February 2021 at 23:50

    Can I simply just say what a relief to find someone who really knows cara menang dragon tiger This site is one thing that is required on the web, someone with some originality!

Leave a Comment