Angelina Jolie Visited Iraq Refugees
Angelina Jolie is doing another role beside the usual movie role that she plays.
On Thursday, the Wanted actress is acted as UN goodwill ambassador again, as the Hollywood star visited a refugee camp in Baghdad for Iraqis displaced by the war.
According to UNHCR spokeswoman Abeer Etefa, Jolie toured the Chikouk camp in northern Baghdad’s Kadhimiyah neighbourhood as part of a one-day visit to Iraq. She met four families whose members said their children could not go to school and they could not afford to pay for medical treatment.
UNHCR estimates that 1.6 million Iraqis were displaced within the country by sectarian violence, and that 300,000 have returned home amid improving security. It says hundreds of thousands of Iraqi refugees live in neighboring countries, mostly in Syria and Jordan. That’s why, Jolie called for more aid for Iraq’s internally-displaced people and said she hoped that the Iraqi government and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will provide the refugees with new accommodation.
Quoting Jolie, the U.N. refugee agency said, “This is a moment where things seem to be improving on the ground, but Iraqis need a lot of support and help to rebuild their lives.” The 34-year-old actress also said that there is progress in returning Iraqis to their homes after years of war, but more needs to be done. This is her third trip to Iraq in two years.
Jolie has visited more than 20 hotspots including Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sudan since becoming a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency in 2001. She concluded her visit by teling the camp’s residents that she wanted “to come back and find you in a better place and in a different situation.”
We agree with you, Angelina. Bless you dear!
[ via Yahoo! News ]
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