Angelina Jolie: Support Libyan Refugees!
Angelina Jolie urges support of Libyan refugees in a new statement released on Wednesday (March 2).
The 35-year-old actress and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador spoke from Kabul, Afghanistan and shared that she’s met with refugees struggling to survive.
“As we witness these newest crises unfold in west and north Africa, it is critical that all parties respect the fundamental right of people in danger to flee to safety – whether civilians caught in conflict in their own country or refugees and asylum seekers caught in new conflicts,” Angelina said in a statement (via THR). “All I’m asking is that civilians be protected, and not targeted or harmed.”
“With these new waves of uprising and conflict, there is and will continue to be massive new displacement. The world needs to address this moment. We have to give people safe passage, evacuation if needed, and ensure they have asylum. We don’t want to look back and find their deaths are on our hands,” Angelina added.
“As the world’s attention shifts to the newest refugee crises, we need to remember that if we don’t support people in the long term to really get back on their feet – to feed, shelter and educate their families, to earn a living with dignity, and to participate in meaningful ways in their societies – we will see a continued cycle of instability and new crises,” she concluded.
FYI: You can check out a new video of Angie over at UNHCR.org!