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Angelina Jolie Visits Kurdish Refugee Camp in Iraq (Video)

Angelina Jolie Visits Kurdish Refugee Camp in Iraq (Video)

Angelina Jolie holds out her hands to greet people while visiting a camp for displaced Iraqis on Sunday (January 25) in Khanke, Iraq.

The 39-year-old actress took a tour of the area before giving a speech, which you can watch below.

“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,” Angie said. “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.”

She continued, “It is not enough to defend our values at home. 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.”

FYI: Angelina is wearing Dana Rebecca Designs earrings.


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  • JPFamily

    God bless her and keep her safe and she returns home to her husband and children.
    Such an inspiring lady, every day.
    My heart goes out to those so much in need, heartbreaking to see.

  • JPFamily

    Reposting this from UNHCR

    http://www.unhcr.org/54c51f824.html

    UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits Iraq, calls for international leadership to end suffering caused by regional conflicts

    Press Releases, 25 January 2015

    Sunday 25 January Dohuk, Iraq – UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie is in Dohuk, Iraq, today visiting Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqi citizens in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to offer support to 3.3 million displaced people in the country and highlight their dire needs.

    Since Ms Jolie’s last visit to Iraq in September 2012, the scale and gravity of the humanitarian situation have increased dramatically, as the conflicts in Syria and Iraq intensify and become intertwined.

    “It is shocking to see how the humanitarian situation in Iraq has deteriorated since my last visit. On top of large numbers of Syrian refugees, two million Iraqis were displaced by violence in 2014 alone. Many of these innocent people have been uprooted multiple times as they seek safety amidst shifting frontlines.”

    While a massive aid response has been launched by UNHCR and partners, an estimated 330,000 people across the country still live in sub-standard shelters as they face their first winter away from home.

    Today, Ms Jolie visited internally displaced Iraqis living in an informal settlement and a formal camp at Khanke, a 40 minute drive from Dohuk city. Together, the sites now accommodate more than 20,000 people from the Yazidi minority who fled Sinjar and surrounding areas in early August. Jolie spoke to people with dramatic stories of escape, including people who managed to flee their imprisonment by walking through the night and hiding by day. She also met elderly women who were among the 196 Yazidis recently released by insurgents and now staying in the informal settlement at Khanke.

    The women recounted their ordeal of kidnap, detention, escape, and release. Jolie listened to the stories of extreme hardship and loss, including from people who still have sons, husbands and daughters detained, and others who had heard their daughters were moved to Syria. Others had lost all contact with their loved ones and had no idea of their fate.

    “Nothing can prepare you for the horrific stories of these survivors of kidnap, abuse and exploitation and to see how they cannot all get the urgent help they need and deserve,” Jolie said. “The needs so dramatically outstrip the resources available in his vast crisis. Much more international assistance is needed,” the Special Envoy added.

    Funding shortfalls have affected the scale and type of programmes to help survivors of violence and human rights abuses alongside the provision of shelter and other assistance. While much aid has been provided by the government, UNHCR and partners over the last six months — including 34 new camps built or under construction — aid operations are hampered by lack of funding alongside security constraints. UNHCR, for example, has received only 53 per cent of its required USD 337 million for its response to internal displacement in Iraq during 2014 and has received the go-ahead to proceed on projected funding for only 31per cent of its required USD 556 for 2015.

    The Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) is hosting some 900,000 displaced people, placing an enormous strain on hosting communities, authorities and infrastructure. The huge influx of people from Mosul and Sinjar between June and August 2014 caused a three-month delay in the start of the school year, as over 700 public schools in Dohuk were occupied by uprooted people. An estimated 20 per cent of the five million people in the KRI are either displaced Iraqis from elsewhere or refugees.

    “I am very thankful to the Kurdish authorities for hosting so many displaced Iraqis alongside Syrian refugees at a time when they are facing so many challenges,” the Special Envoy said.

    This morning, Ms Jolie made a return visit to the sprawling Domiz camp which now hosts more than 50,000 Syrian refugees – more than a 5th of the entire population of Syrian refugees in Iraq, which currently stands at 233,000. She last visited Domiz, now the largest Syrian refugee camp in Iraq, on 16 September 2012 when it hosted some 8,500 people.

    As the conflict in Syria approaches its fifth year, Ms Jolie said: “The war in Syria is at the root of so many of the problems faced here in Iraq and across the region. There is an urgent need for international leadership to break the cycle of violence in Syria, and to find a way forward towards a just and sustainable peace agreement.”

    Ms Jolie is on her 5th visit to Iraq and her 6th visit to Syrian refugees in the region.

    “Too many innocent people are paying the price of the conflict in Syria and spread of extremism,” Ms Jolie said wrapping up the first day of her two-day visit to Iraq today. “I express my deepest sympathy to the family of Haruna Yukawa the Japanese hostage reportedly murdered in Syria yesterday, and to all the families and victims of these vile and extreme acts.”

    More than 3.8 million Syrians have fled to the neighbouring states of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. Another 7.6 million Syrians are displaced inside the country.

    There are some 3.1 million internally displaced Iraqis throughout the country, including a million who had been displaced between 2003 and 2013 and 2.1 million who were displaced in 2014.

    UNHCR Special Envoy Statement at Press Conference held at Khanke Camp for Internally Displaced People, Dohuk Governorate, Iraq, 25 January 2015.

    I am shocked by what I have witnessed today.

    This is my fifth visit to Iraq since 2007, and the suffering is worse than anything that I have seen in that time.

    Since I was last here in Iraq, another 2 million people have been forced from their homes, mostly in the last six months – this time Iraqi citizens. The spill-over from the Syria conflict has been devastating.

    The brutality of the conflict and speed and scale of the displacement has shocked the world. Help has come, but not nearly enough.

    The Kurdistan region of Iraq is hosting almost a 5th of its population in displaced people – yet the people remain welcoming.

    I have met women who were kidnapped and escaped and are now too traumatized to speak.

    I have seen families with young children living without tents, with another 2 months of winter to go.

    Children whose parents were murdered and are now here unaccompanied – a 19 year old working and being the sole provider for his 7 siblings.

    I have met mothers whose children have been kidnapped by ISIS. As a parent, I couldn’t imagine a greater horror. They are overwhelmed by thoughts of what is happening to their children (with the knowledge that there is abuse, slave labor, and rape.)

    I ask people around the world to put themselves in the shoes of these innocent people in the tents and makeshift camps. The families I have met today who have been assaulted and abused. Their family members murdered, their homes destroyed.

    Millions of people are internally displaced. And over five million children are in dire need of humanitarian assistance in Syria alone.

    They are paying the price of our collective failure to end the conflict which has allowed extremists to take hold.

    Today, as we approach the 5th year of the Syria conflict, a staggering 13 million people are displaced across Syria and Iraq. Border countries and their citizens are under immense strain.

    The international community has to step up and do more.

    UNHCR received only half the funds 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, their situation is unsustainable.

    I appeal to all parties to the conflict and the international community to do what they can to end the war in Syria – the root of so many of the problems we are facing including the renewed danger from terrorism.

    We cannot place our hopes in simply managing this conflict, which is a threat to the entire region and therefore to international peace and security.

    We have to ask: since we are unable to keep pace with the needs of refugees today, what will the situation be a year from now, two years from now, if there has been no progress?

    We urgently need to find a path to a just and sustainable peace in Syria. It is past time for leaders on all sides to find common ground and a way to move forward.

    It is not enough to defend our values at home. 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.

    The people I met today need to know that we will be with them, giving them the support they need to survive for every day they remain displaced. But above all, they need to know that one day they will be able to go home. That there will be an end to all this suffering.

  • JPFamily

    More new pics on Getty and AP – January 25, 2015
    Angelina Jolie visits Ezidi refugee camp in Irak’s Dohuk

    http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/search/2/image?phrase=angelina+jolie&family=editorial&sort=newest&excludenudity=true&page=1
    http://www.apimages.com/Search?query=angelina+jolie&ss=10&st=es&entitysearch=P%7CAngelina+Jolie%7C8C9B080448F64010BFEDF046EA3DAAFF&toItem=18&orderBy=Newest

    UN Refugee Agency ‏@Refugees 1m

    Today, Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visited internally displaced Iraqis living in Khanke, 40 mins drive from Dohuk

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8NiEdzIUAMCe8-.png

  • cee

    God bless Angie and her husband and children. Important for refugees to know that people care. I can not imagine living their life. I do donate to UNHCR.

  • JPFamily

    Posting youtube link from AP

    Angelina Jolie Visits Refugees in Iraq
    Associated Press

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmXU0nCMb0o
    ————–
    Brad’s speech from the PGA’s

    http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/video/brad-pitt-norman-lear-at-26th-annual-producers-guild-news-footage/462255992
    ————–
    Matt’s speech, mentions Brad and Plan B

    Marc Malkin
    #mattbomer accepts Stanley Kramer Award for The Normal Heart presented by #sharonstone
    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153009285748361&set=vb.824883360&type=2&theater

  • anustin

    Bless her heart!!!!!….be safe,Jolie.

  • trt

    Get rid of ISIS and we get rid of the extreme hardship that a lot of refugees are experiencing. They need to get back home and start anew but how can they with the threats and dangers facing them. Nations have to band together and eradicate these terrorists. They’re no good to anybody, even themselves.

  • busted

    So proud of her bringing attention to this horrible situation.
    God speed and get home safe…..

  • Alexanderina

    So proud of you Angie!! I know there are a lot of people that appreciate what you are doing. Be safe and may God Bless you now and always

  • Seriously

    I had a feeling she’d stage a photo op like this the day of the SAG awards. People who actually help others do so quietly. They do not focus on themselves.

  • JPVzla

    Cada día más orgullosa de mi Angelina. Hermosa, inteligente y con un corazón de oro.

  • Seriously

    Why would you donate to the UNHCR when such a small percentage of that donation actually goes to helping people? do some research before donating to these organizations. Most of them only use a small percent to help those who need it the most.

  • cee

    She goes when her schedule permits and she must make those decisions quickly given the dangers. I think Brad likes to be busy when Angie is on her missions.

  • Passing Through

    So Angie’s on an UNHCR misson on SAG weekend. Are we taking bets as to Lamey’s conspiracy theory for tomorrow? Let’s see – Angie’s stealing Ticky’s thunder ahead of time in case Ticky wins the SAG? And if Ticky had been nommed for an Oscar Angie would have gone on Oscar Sunday instead. The truth is always so much clearer from the Grassy Knoll…

  • 50ftQueenie

    Her visit to the refugee camps is twofold. She is offering comfort to the people she meets and letting them know that the world has not forgotten them and people are working tirelessly to bring them aid and to resolve the conflicts that caused them to be displaced. Imagine the hope that would be renewed in people in a hopeless situation by her showing up and just listening to them and treating them like human beings.

    And the second very important reason is to bring publicity to their plight. To bring worldwide attention, to elicit donations and to demand aid from international leaders. And she does this just by showing up, having a photo op and holding a press conference. Look how many media outlets carry the story when she travels to these camps. I didn’t know what was going on in the region before reading this story and have made a donation to the cause and I am sure many have also done so.

    Kudos to Angelina for using her celebrity to help these people, to make them feel cared for and human and to let them know they are not forgotten. There is a life outside of Hollywood and awards season after all.

  • lurker

    STFU and sit down

  • Claire

    Oh STFU ! Your comment is stupid. Do you really think she went there to upset the SAG ?

  • Passing Through

    Phool • 7 hours ago

    Donatella Versace‏@CherrySh0t

    Angelina casually saving lives in one of the most dangerous spots in the world
    https://twitter.com/CherrySh0t/status/559348420511825921/photo/1

    +++++++++++++++++++++

    Somebody help me out here – Donatella’s tweeting about Angie’s UNHCR trip, but aren’t we still waiting for someone from Saint Laurent to tweet that Ticky’s has been debasing their creations by cheapening them with middle-age-pretending-to-be-25 stank? And for Gucci to acknowledge her wearing the same dress in a mag shoot that Angie wore 3 months earlier in her mag shoot…which they promptly tweeted about when the mag hit the streets?

  • lurker2

    Silence is a form of complicity. I’m proud that she doesn’t stay quiet about these issues. She is doing her job as a UNHCR Special Envoy by traveling to these dangerous places and speaking about the need for immediate progress to be made. Her visit there will generate thousands of mentions in the news and help spread awareness of the situation on the ground. Unfortunately, because even news channels like CNN are too busy reporting on kardashians, it takes a Angelina Jolie to make these types of news stories get their due attention. People who seek out world news on their own might be aware of the situation but there are many who are comfortable not knowing what isn’t being reported to them. That’s where Angelina comes in. I’m not ashamed to say I’ve learned so much about the world from following her travels. She is doing exactly what she should be doing and then some. She is doing her job by speaking out.

  • busted

    maybe you should run to another site to rag on Angie.. LOL. you are pathetic. And have way too much time on your hands.. Too busy posting all over about Angie.. you could be in a theater supporting your beloved Lenny.

  • trt

    So why aren’t you in the movie theater supporting your idol?
    Because here you are supporting Angie. Have you seen Unbroken yet?

  • Bwest

    Angelina follows in his humanitarian work by the UNHCR. The difference between her and other actresses it’s dedication, his trademark for more than 10 years. Nothing is seeking personal gain, his legitimate concern with the stark situation of refugees without a country in the world is very real,terrible. And here in these missions she learns how much is a very lucky person, according to herself, because the situation of life of human beings is desperate! There is a risk of life in all these missions, and she participates in all without privileges. A real Lady, wife and mother admirable. Brad Pitt is a lucky man, his new wife, mother of their six children, is an unusual woman, a rare and generous human being! That God bless you and she can always come back safely to your home and your family!

  • ali7

    That’s not Donatella tweeter accounts it is someone using her name

  • well

    Oh, PT- soon, soon- fat tick has been twisting herself into a pretzel to find the proper bribe since you & others have first mentioned it- money? Paid pap balcony access? Let Chelsea mock your enemies? MORE proof that fat tick reads our comments- per cb today, fat tick’s latest interview has her MOANING & groaning about how there never was a triangle with the JPs*, but that it was really the MEDIA- not her- that created a FAKE triangle!- talk about a lie…even the write up calls fat tick out for that lie. Of course, for fat tick, “reality” is whatever fat tick & huvey pay for…until facts come to light and a new”reality” is created…so “tiresome” and VERY expensive!
    -
    *We have been saying that here for years (there was never a triangle- fat tick simply got left and Brad NEVER looked back), but, of course, the truth is that fat tick created the false triangle for attention.

  • shoes4life

    Love hear! She is using her celebrity for good causes and has been doing so since her mid to late twenties.

  • Passing Through

    Just saw the box office for Crack – Yippee! It made a Saturday comeback, biitches! $1,003,000! Just BARELY creeped over the $1MIL mark. I’m sure when the real numbers come in tomorrorow it’ll be under $1MIL, but that shite’s hilarious. A whopoping $2,081 PTA and 1/3 less than the projected low of $1.5MIL…and 50% less than the high of $2MIL. I still don’t know why Cineloo Releasing would bother wasting money expanding to smaller cities when all they could get out of the 75 largest markets was $1,003,000. Ticky spent that much just on face resurfacing last year alone.

    What’s really funny is that Still Alice made $411,000 in 38 theaters for a $10,816 PTA. If it was playing 482 thaters that would be $5,213,312…to Ticky’s $1,003,000. Now I ain’t saying Crack is a flop…but…Crack is wack and nobody’s going, jack!

    Just to recap for the hens…here’s the numbers for Ticky’s 10 films since 2002 where she’s the alleged box office draw. Regardless of how crappy she is in a movie, if she’s an alleged movie “STAR” – where’s the poof? Even TGG made $14MIL. Crack’ll be lucky to make $5MIL if they go into wider release and eventually play half of the country. They cannot possibly think today’s result is good news. They’ve advertised it out the wazoo and nobody wants to see, so short of Ticky showing up in theaters and surprising audiences (a little THR humor)…what have they got left? Free blow jobs from Ticky for any guy who comes to the movie? Squiggy will hold the d!cks while Ticky goes down the line…

    Cake CLF $1,003,000

    Life of Crime RAtt. $265,452

    Wanderlust Uni. $17,450,535

    The Switch Mira. $27,779,426

    Love Happens Uni. $22,965,110

    Management Gold. $934,658

    Friends with Money SPC $13,368,437

    Rumor Has It WB $43,000,262

    Derailed Wein. $36,024,076

    The Good Girl FoxS $14,018,296

  • shoes4life

    Like I said earlier she spent more than that on her “Sorry I was snubbed” campaign this past week.

  • Phool

    Thank You Jared and Moderators for putting up this thread about Angie’s Refugee visit, bravo in doing so. You are contributing towards spreading the good word by educating people who only feed off gossip, by shining the light on awareness of people in need , much appreciated.

  • Passing Through

    While Ticky’s flick tanked…the good news is that Unbroken is now officially in the black! Double yippee!!! It didn’t get a BP Oscar nom but it’s shown that Universal’s investment in Angie has paid off. She delivered an excellent film that audiences responded to – and proved to the industry that women directors CAN direct $100MIL hits if they’re giving the chance.

    Total Lifetime Grosses
    Domestic: $112,421,000 80.0%
    + Foreign: $28,100,000 20.0%
    = Worldwide: $140,521,000

  • Phool

    Bring it on, Go Unbroken.

  • stephmcg

    Glad to see someone bringing attention to this nightmare in the Middle east.

  • Passing Through

    LOL. No, Cineloo spent more than that on her Snubby Campaign. The distributor or production company pays for the star to go around the country doing promotions. They even have to pay Hair Guy, her assistant, her maekup artist, etc. The stars don’t pay for squat – unless Ticky did a hotel upgrade, which she probably did because she’s got to have 5 star hotels when she’s in NYC. For security reasons, ya know, because those 3 fans waiting to see her might bum rush her little guy and accidentally touch her weave-tail…

  • Phool

    HI PT
    I still have a feeling someone somewhere has fudged Cracks figures to make it Ticky has done good. I bet its made well below what the media is crowing about.

    PS big victory for JLo who didn’t even need to pimp it as Ticky did.

  • trt

    Toldja. All she had to do is buy a day’s worth of tickets so she can make the quota. Sorta like a cop hiding behind the billboard so they can write a lot of tickets.

  • shoes4life

    Well we all know that she spent a butt load for the whole non-Oscar campaign. Heck Taback’s fee was more than what the flat cake movie made. There is a lot of red in Ticky’s life today.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Thanks JP Fans for all your great comments about Angelina’s visit and what she is doing to bring the terrible plight of the precious refugees to the entire world’s attention. I am trusting UNHCR and all nations will see an uptick in donations to help in this very critical situation.

    Was just thinking of the several times Angie and the kids are seen shopping for toys and knowing how the JP kids understand about helping others and remembering how the kiddies helped mommy Pitt to shop for toys for some of the refugee children when Brad was making WWZ.

    I would not be surprised to know the baby JPs helped mommy pick out toys for a lot of the little boys and girls in these camps.

    God bless this sweet family with all their thoughtful ways on how to help not just the adults but the little children too.

  • Phool

    Angelina Jolie Visits Kurdish Refugee Camp
    ==================================
    The world is failing in its effort to address the refugee crisis in Iraq and Syria, Angelina Jolie said Sunday.

    “We are being tested here, as an international community, and so far – for all the immense efforts and good intentions – the international community is failing,” the Unbroken director and Special Envoy for the UN Refugee Agency said at a press conference at a Kurdish refugee camp in northern Iraq this weekend.

    The camp was built for tens of thousands of refugees who fled their homes in Mosul, which was invaded by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL.

    “Since I was last here in Iraq another two million people have been forced from their homes,” she said. “The brutality of the conflict and the speed and scale of the displacement has shocked the world and help has come but not nearly enough.”

    Jolie, 39, appealed to world leaders and asked them to find common ground and move forward.

    “It is past time for leaders on all sides to find a common ground and a way to move forward,” she said. “It is not enough to defend our values at home we have to defend them here, in the camps and in the informal settlements across the Middle East, and the ruined towns of Iraq and Syria.”

    During the trip, Jolie also met with families living in makeshift homes and took a tour of the area.

    “The people I met today need to know that we will be with them giving them the support they need to survive for every day they remain displaced,” she said. “And above all they need to know one day they will be able to go home and that there will be an end to this suffering.”
    http://www.people.com/article/angelina-jolie-kurdish-united-nations-visit

  • Cosmic Cow

    St.Angie graced the people of Iraq with her presence. Just wonderful.

  • Passing Through

    The actuals are usually under by a few percentage points. In Crack’s case 1-2% os going to be huge because it means it’ll be under $1MIL. Bummer, huh?

  • Passing Through

    Yeah, but Ticky’s not going to buy a bunch of tix to her own movie. That would almost be the same as financing her own movie. She doesn’t spend her own money to make her movies look better. She always wants other people to do that for her. Passive aggressive, remember?

  • The ring

    SAG …saint Angie PDA..shame

  • well

    Unless it’s a JP film, and then it seems they UNDER report and it gets picked up over & over in the most negative light possible. The corrected, higher number is never reported, certainly not to that fanfare.

  • trt

    Ticky is the go-to-girl for tax write-offs. Yay, she finally found her purpose!!!!

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Wonderful news about Unbroken and Fury. And Maleficent is still making money. And Selma will do just fine.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    LOVING THE COLLAPSE BUTTON! Thanks a bundle Jared!

  • Phool

    ‘The international community is failing’: Angelina Jolie meets ISIS victims at refugee camp in northern Iraq and calls on leaders to end violence in the region
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    Angelina Jolie has called on the world’s leaders to do more to bring an end to the conflict in Syria and Iraq.

    The actress made the comments in her role as Special Envoy of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, while visiting a Kurdish refugee camp in Dohuk, northern Iraq, earlier today.
    The camp is currently home to tens of thousands of Yazidis and other refugees who have been forced to abandon their homes in Mosul, which has been invaded by the Islamic State.
    Scroll down for video

    Surprise visit from a star: American actress and UNHCR ambassador Angelina Jolie visited a camp for displaced Iraqis in Khanke, a few miles from the Turkish border in Iraq’s Dohuk province today. She urged world leaders to do more for the region

    Surprise visit from a star: American actress and UNHCR ambassador Angelina Jolie visited a camp for displaced Iraqis in Khanke, a few miles from the Turkish border in Iraq’s Dohuk province today. She urged world leaders to do more for the region

    Highlighting an issue: More than a million refugees are now living in the region as a result of the Syrian civil war and ISIS overtaking large swathes of Iraq

    Highlighting an issue: More than a million refugees are now living in the region as a result of the Syrian civil war and ISIS overtaking large swathes of Iraq

    More than a million refugees are now living in the region as a result of the Syrian civil war and ISIS overtaking large swathes of Iraq.

    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

    Angelina, 39, met with families living in makeshift homes, took a tour of the nearby area and gave a speech to the hundreds of refugees and politicians who had gathered to catch a glimpse of the star.

    Angelina said: ‘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.’

    ‘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. 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,’ she said at a press conference at the Khanke Camp for Internally Displaced People (IDPs).

    The Hollywood star spent her first day in Iraq visiting with Yazidi refugees and touring their camp. Among the ISIS victims she met were a group of elderly women who were among nearly 200 Yazidis recently released by insurgents.

    Making a statement: Angelina gave a speech as part of her role as special envoy of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees

    Making a statement: Angelina gave a speech as part of her role as special envoy of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees
    Refugee camps: Angelina, 39, met with families living in makeshift homes, took a tour of the nearby area and gave a speech to the hundreds of refugees and politicians who had gathered to catch a glimpse of the star

    Refugee camps: Angelina, 39, met with families living in makeshift homes, took a tour of the nearby area and gave a speech to the hundreds of refugees and politicians who had gathered to catch a glimpse of the star

    Regular: Angelina has visited the Middle East several times as part of her job at the UN. Today she said: ‘Since I was last here in Iraq, another two million people have been forced from their homes’

    Regular: Angelina has visited the Middle East several times as part of her job at the UN. Today she said: ‘Since I was last here in Iraq, another two million people have been forced from their homes’

    ‘It is not enough to defend our values at home, 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,’ Angelina said Sunday

    Advocate: Angelina has regularly visited parts of war-torn Africa during her campaign to bring an end to rape as a tool of war

    Advocate: Angelina has regularly visited parts of war-torn Africa during her campaign to bring an end to rape as a tool of war
    Angelina Jolie visits refugees displaced by Islamic State

    ‘Nothing can prepare you for the horrific stories of these survivors of kidnap, abuse and exploitation and to see how they cannot all get the urgent help they need and deserve.
    ‘Children whose parents were murdered and are now here unaccompanied – a 19 year old working and being the sole provider for his seven siblings.

    ‘I have met mothers whose children have been kidnapped by ISIL. As a parent, I couldn’t imagine a greater horror. They are overwhelmed by thoughts of what is happening to their children,’ Angelina said.

    She has visited the Middle East several times as part of her job at the UN and has visited the Kurdistan region of Iraq in 2012, when she visited another refugee camp in Erbil.

    She has also been a regular visitor to war-torn parts of Africa as part of her campaign with former British Foreign Secretary William Hague to bring an end to rape being used as a tool of war.

    Today, she appealed to anyone listening to work together to end the suffering, so that people can return to their homes in Iraq and Syria.

    Angelina said: ‘The spill-over from the Syria conflict has been devastating. The brutality of the conflict and speed and scale of the displacement has shocked the world. Help has come, but not nearly enough.’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2925706/Angelina-Jolie-meets-victims-Islamic-State-refugee-camp-northern-Iraq.html#ixzz3Ps7swCwF

  • trt

    And Jenny the fraud will grace the SAG with hers. Wonderful, isn’t it?

  • trt

    Yes, but this time there’s this “desperation to be recognized” thrown in so she’ll dig from her own pocket. Just this once, mind you. She’s feeling generous (to herself!)

  • Claire

    After JEN OSCAR 2014 jajajajajaaja here comes the JEN SAG 2014 jajajajajaa. Loser

  • Phool

    Bummer indeed LOL.

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