Angelina Jolie traveled to Iraq now meet displaced Iraqis, the victims of ISIS in a Kurdish refugee on January 25, While there, Angelina Jolie has called world leaders to do more to take an end to the conflict in Syria and Iraq. More pics following the court.
As the special envoy of the agency for the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Hollywood star visited Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqis near Dohuk, in the autonomous region of Kurdistan.
“I’m shocked by what I’ve seen today. This is my fifth visit to Iraq since 2007 and the suffering is worse than anything I’ve seen in that time,” she told reporters
“UNHCR received only half of the funding it needed in 2014 for programmes in Iraq and Syria and is extremely concerned at the slow pace of pledges for this year. Without more assistance, the situation is unsustainable,”
“We are being tested here as an international community and so far, for all the immense efforts and good intentions, the international community failed,” she said.
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“Since I was last here in Iraq, another two million people have been forced from their homes. Mostly in the last six months – this time Iraqi citizens,” she said in her speech. “Too many innocent people are paying the price of the conflict in Syria and spread of extremism. The international community has to step up and do more.”
“It is not enough to defend our values at home,” she continued. “We have to defend them here, in the camps and in the informal settlements across the Middle East, and in the ruined towns of Iraq and Syria. We are being tested here, as an international community, and so far – for all the immense efforts and good intentions – we are failing.”