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Angelina Jolie Brings Shiloh & Zahara to Jordan to Meet Syrian Refugees

Angelina Jolie Brings Shiloh & Zahara to Jordan to Meet Syrian Refugees

Angelina Jolie and her daughters are traveling to Jordan for an important cause.

The 42-year-old actress and her daughters – Zahara, 13, and Shiloh, 11 – are in the country to visit Syrian refugees at the Zataari refugee camp.

The trip marked Shiloh‘s third visit to a refugee camp and a first visit for Zahara.

“After seven years of war, most Syrian refugees have exhausted any savings they had. The vast majority of them already live below the poverty line, on less than three dollars a day. Imagine what that would mean for your family. Here, it means families going without sufficient food; children unable to get medical treatment; young girls vulnerable to early marriage; and many Syrians facing their seventh winter without proper shelter,” Angelina said during a speech.

The family was also able to meet with refugees who escaped violence in their home country and young girls taking part in the TIGER (These Inspiring Girls Enjoy Reading) project, which focuses on education and empowerment in displacement.

The program, which is in partnership with International Relief and Development, helps to fight the epidemic of refugees dropping out of school.

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  • Ellen Ripley

    does it qualifie as a #shithole country?

  • Nope.

    She is aging beautifully. Nice to see her with no make up.

  • Saturday

    If you don’t count false eyelashes, foundation, lipstick, eyeshadow and eyebrows, yah, she’s wearing no makeup.

  • Beedyq

    Happy to see her on a mission with the girls along as well
    😍 😘

  • loff

    Angelina Jolie Travels to Jordan with Daughters Shiloh and Zahara to Meet with Syrian Refugees

    Angelina Jolie is passing on her passion for humanitarian work to the next generation of her family.

    The actress was joined by daughters Zahara, 13, and Shiloh, 11, during a UNHCR trip to the Zataari refugee camp in Jordan on Sunday. There, they met with Syrians who fled the violence of the ongoing civil war in the country, including girls around Jolie’s daughters’ ages who were part of the TIGER (These Inspiring Girls Enjoy Reading) project, which focuses on education and empowerment even in displacement.

    The trip was Shiloh’s third visit to a refugee camp and the first for Zahara.

    One girl told Jolie and her daughters, “We believe if the adults can make peace now, we young women will build on that peace and help.”

    The project, in partnership with International Relief and Development, is designed to fight the epidemic of refugees dropping out of school, with only 20 percent completing a secondary school education. TIGER works with Syrian female coaches to help the girls build confidence.

    Girls at the Zataari refugee camp wrote their dreams on small pieces of paper, which they put in balloons and released. One said, “I want to be one of the balloons outside of the box.”

    Jolie, 42, spoke to the refugees about how they inspired her and gave her hope.

    “After seven years of war, most Syrian refugees have exhausted any savings they had. The vast majority of them already live below the poverty line, on less than three dollars a day. Imagine what that would mean for your family,” she said in a speech. “Here, it means families going without sufficient food; children unable to get medical treatment; young girls vulnerable to early marriage; and many Syrians facing their seventh winter without proper shelter.”

    The actress added, “Humanitarian aid is not a long-term solution. And to be clear, no one wants to get off aid relief more than Syrian families.”

    “For such an educated, capable people, it is soul-destroying to be made this dependent. So I would urge the Security Council members to come to the region, to visit the camps and the urban refugees, and find a way to finally bring the full weight of the UN and international community to bear to solve this conflict.”
    people.com/movies/angelina-jolie-travels-jordan-daughters-shiloh-zahara-meet-syrian-refugees/?utm_campaign=peoplemagazine&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&xid=socialflow_twitter_peoplemag

  • loff

    Angelina Jolie tells Al Arabiya long-term solution needed for Syrian refugees

    Movie star Angelina Jolie has met with Syrian refugees in Jordan’s Zaatari camp, calling for a political solution to Syria’s civil war and saying that “humanitarian aid is not a long-term solution.”

    The special envoy of the UN refugee agency spoke Sunday with refugee families and teenage girls in a UN-run community program.

    “I admire refugees,” Jolie told Al Arabiya.

    Jolie told Al Arabiya that countries that host refugees receive a lot of pressure form the international community to return them before its safe. She called for the provision of more care and education and programs.

    “There is a lot of pressure from the international community for host countries to encourage return and sometimes before it is safe.

    “What is important is that the people here are not being forced and that they are continuing to get care and that there is more new school programs and sanitation,” she said.

    Children crowded around as she spoke in a patch of muddy space between hundreds of rows of caravans in the cold desert camp.

    Jolie told the refugees she was very proud of them and that “you’re very strong, all of you.”

    Nearly 5.5 million displaced Syrians are hosted in Jordan, Lebanon and other neighboring countries. Jolie says the U.N. refugee agency only received half its funding appeal last year, and only seven percent of this year’s request.

    (with the Associated Press)

    english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2018/01/28/Angelina-Jolie-tells-Al-Arabiya-long-term-solution-needed-for-Syrian-refugees.html

  • loff

    UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie: no negotiated peace without human rights and dignity for the Syrian people

    28 January2018

    Remarks in Zataari Camp, as delivered:

    “It is heartbreaking to return to Jordan and witness the levels of hardship and trauma among Syrian refugees as the war enters its eighth year.

    We in UNHCR are deeply grateful to the Jordanian people, for their generosity and humanity towards the victims of the conflict.

    Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq now host nearly 5 ½ million Syrian refugees between them.

    They really are an example to the world, at a time when solidarity with refugees is in short supply.

    We should be under no illusions that this is a crisis that has been out of control for years.

    UNHCR does not have the funds to provide in full even the most basic necessities for survival for many families:

    Last year, the UNHCR response for the Syria crisis was only 50 per cent funded.

    And so far in 2018, it is only 7 per cent funded.

    There is nothing more devastating for UNHCR staff than not to be able to give people the help they need and deserve.

    After seven years of war, most Syrian refugees have exhausted any savings they had.

    The vast majority of them already live below the poverty line, on less than three dollars a day.

    Imagine what that would mean for your family.

    Here, it means families going without sufficient food; children unable to get medical treatment; young girls vulnerable to early marriage; and many Syrians facing their seventh winter without proper shelter.

    This is the reality of those displaced by the conflict in Syria, and I want to thank all the journalists who continue tirelessly to cover these stories and bring them to the attention of the world.

    We know that the fundamental issue is not that people don’t know what it happening. It is the lack of a credible political and diplomatic process – based on human rights and international law – to bring the violence to an end.

    A viable political settlement is the only way to create the conditions for Syrians to return to their homes, and to end the human suffering and the strain on host countries.

    Humanitarian aid is not a long-term solution. And to be clear, no one wants to get off aid relief more than Syrian families. For such an educated, capable people, it is soul-destroying to be made this dependent.

    So I would urge the Security Council members to come to the region, to visit the camps and the urban refugees, and find a way to finally bring the full weight of the UN and international community to bear to solve this conflict.

    We should never forget that the war began with demands by Syrians for greater human rights.

    Peace in their country has to be built on that.

    It cannot be built on impunity for the targeting of civilians by all sides, the bombing of schools and hospitals, barrel bombs, torture, chemical weapons and rape used as a weapon of war.

    It must be built on accountability – for instance, justice and recognition for the years of violence that women in Syria have faced.

    So that is my message to the international community today: yes, of course, please do moreto help meet the needs of desperate Syrian families, and the countries hosting them.

    But above all please provide the leadership and strength needed to negotiate a principled end to this senseless war – without sacrificing the dignity and human rights of Syrian families. That is non-negotiable.

    Thank you all for letting me speak to you today.

    http://www.unhcr.org/5a6de63b4.html

  • loff

    The Today ShowVerified accoun@TheTodayShow 24m24 minutes ago
    Angelina Jolie has visited a refugee camp in Jordan, where she called on world leaders to find a solution to the Syrian crisis. #9Today
    https://twitter.com/TheToda...

  • loff

    Angelina Jolie says respect for human rights key to Syria peace

    ZA’ATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan – UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie said on Sunday that any negotiated solution to Syria’s long-running conflict must respect the human rights and dignity of all Syrians, including millions of refugees living in neighbouring countries.

    Almost seven years since the start of the conflict, more than 6 million people remain displaced inside Syria and a further 5.48 million have fled to other countries in the region, creating the biggest refugee crisis since the end of the second world war.

    On her fifth visit to Jordan since the beginning of the crisis, Ms. Jolie visited refugee families living in Za’atari camp, the largest refugee settlement in the Middle East and home to more than 80,000 Syrians.

    “We should never forget that the war began with demands by Syrians for greater human rights,” she told a news conference at the camp. “Peace in their country has to be built on that.”

    “It cannot be built on impunity for the targeting of civilians by all sides of the conflict, the bombing of schools and hospitals, barrel bombs, torture, chemical weapons and rape used as a weapon of war,” she added.

    “Please provide the leadership and strength needed to negotiate a principled end to this senseless war.”

    “So that is my message to the international community today: yes, of course, please do more to help meet the needs of desperate Syrian families and the countries hosting them. But above all please provide the leadership and strength needed to negotiate a principled end to this senseless war – without sacrificing the dignity and human rights of Syrian families. That is non-negotiable.”

    Earlier, the Special Envoy met father-of-six Abu Suhaib, 40, who fled to Jordan from southern Syria’s Dara’a province in 2013. He told her the bloodshed and chaos back home had left him feeling helpless in exile, and said all he wanted was for his family to live in peace.

    “All I want is to live with them somewhere they can study, become engineers or doctors, and serve the country that takes them with all honour and loyalty,” he said. “From everything we see, it’s difficult to hope that Syria will go back to the way it was before.”

    Accompanying the Special Envoy were two of her daughters – Zahara, 13, and Shiloh, 11 – who met a group of young Syrian girls at a UNHCR-funded community centre in the camp. The girls are all members of an after-school learning initiative, and they described education as their greatest source of hope for the future.

    “My daughters Zahara and Shiloh asked to come with me today,” Ms. Jolie said. “They’ve spent time today speaking and playing with children their own age who have been forced from their homes, whose family members have been killed or have disappeared, and who are struggling with trauma and illness, but who at the end of the day are just children, with the same hopes and rights as children in any other nation.”

    “UNHCR does not have the funds to provide in full even the most basic necessities for survival for many families.”

    After almost seven years of war, most Syrian refugees have exhausted any savings they had, with the majority now living below the poverty line and surviving on less than US$3 per day.

    This has resulted in increasing hardship for refugees, the Special Envoy said, leaving many families without sufficient food, increasing numbers of young girls vulnerable to early marriage, and many Syrians facing yet another winter without proper shelter.

    “UNHCR does not have the funds to provide in full even the most basic necessities for survival for many families,” Ms. Jolie said. “Last year, the UNHCR response for the Syria crisis was only 50 per cent funded. So far this year, it is only 7 per cent funded.”

    “Really, there is nothing more devastating for UNHCR staff than not to be able to give people the help and support they need and deserve.”
    http://www.unhcr.org/news/l...

  • Beedyq

    Only 7% and drumpfie is threatening to cut all assistance if people in their countries don’t do what he dictates that they do.

    SMH

  • loff

    Accompanying the Special Envoy were two of her daughters – Zahara, 13, and Shiloh, 11 – who met a group of young Syrian girls at a UNHCR-funded community centre in the camp. The girls are all members of an after-school learning initiative, and they described education as their greatest source of hope for the future.

    “My daughters Zahara and Shiloh asked to come with me today,” Ms. Jolie said. “They’ve spent time today speaking and playing with children their own age who have been forced from their homes, whose family members have been killed or have disappeared, and who are struggling with trauma and illness, but who at the end of the day are just children, with the same hopes and rights as children in any other nation.”

  • cee

    She is more gorgeous without makeup. Happy to see she is back doing the things she cares about.

  • Malf

    Good job loff on quickly transferring the posts from the other thread.

  • loff
  • Maria M.

    What about Palestinian refugees in Jordan? Why not take her daughters to visit Gaza? Her selective humanitarianism makes her a hypocritical scum!

  • Nope.

    She has absolutely none of that. Where do you see lipstick, or eye shadow??? And those are absolutely her eyelashes. She’s been using fake eyelashes for various events. These are absolutely natural.

  • Beedyq

    Loff thanks
    🤗 🤗

  • loff

    saw troll bitches were having meltdown so am contributing towards their mental meltdown.

  • Beedyq

    LOL

  • loff
  • Passing Through

    OK…did a quick scroll through the last thread…thanks everyone for pix…skipped the P-Fail story cuz I can make up my own shite to fit the fact that Angie’s in Jordan with 2 kids and the rest are nowhere to be seen so they MUST be in France or in LA with their daddy…cuz…you know…”holding patterns” means minor children have to have adult supervision by a parent…

  • loff

    #HiddenAgenda #Holdingpatterns

  • Passing Through

    BBL…doing laundry…

  • Nope.

    She’s a single person, she can’t go to every single place in the world that needs help. Better to focus on a select few causes than to spread yourself thin over many and not give them the proper attention. Since you’re so passionate about it, why don’t you do something to benefit the refugees there?

    Edit: wanted to add this link. If it bothers you so much, here are ways YOU can help.
    https://www.rescue.org/country/jordan

    A lot more useful that sitting around complaining that a celebrity isn’t helping that specific region.

  • Orianna Petroy

    LOL!Some posters are really thirsty! They can’t help from hating her!

  • loff

    Don’t spoil it for lurking tabloids #holdingpatterns

  • loff
  • loff
  • loff

    The Boston Globe

    @BostonGlobe
    ‘‘I’m very proud. You’re very strong, all of you,’’ Angelina Jolie, a special envoy for the UN refugee agency, told refugees at a camp in Jordan. http://bos.gl/JhFrKas

  • loff

    TRT World Now ✔@TRTWorldNow
    Actor & UN special envoy Angelina Jolie, during a visit to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, calls upon the international community to find a viable political solution to the conflict in Syria
    https://twitter.com/TRTWorldNow/status/957697048505040896

  • bap

    Beautiful picture of Angelina.

  • loff
  • loff
  • loff
  • toastie postie

    Yes! Thank you! Finally!

  • toastie postie

    Yikes! You reminded me. Forgot all about putting my wash in the dryer – zooming off!

  • Orianna Petroy

    All i see in this photos is a shining Angie!We don’t know the reason and this is ok ,is just fine!So keep shining ,Angie no matter what!You have all our love💞

  • Nope.

    Since there was a post about how Angie can’t be at every single refugee camp at once and I know there will surely be post about how all she’s doing is blah blah and isn’t really helping, I thought I’d post this link:
    https://www.rescue.org/country/jordan

    Everyone who wants to complain about Angie for raising awareness… for once in your life, save it and do some good today.

    And for everyone else who wants to support this good cause, there it is.

  • bap

    Sent my donation in today.

  • loff
  • toastie postie

    Thanks, Loff, for all your hard work!

  • bap

    Angelina looks really happy! I am happy for her.

  • toastie postie
  • Maria M.

    Nice try. Except Palestinians are the most displaced people in the world and have been for over 60 years. If you want to raise public awareness about the refugees plight (which is her UN job) then you should start from the top of that list. But wait, Jolie is an American and Washington is about keeping their plight hush hush because of it’s alliance with Israel. She is NOT a humanitarian of any kind. She is an American diplomat and she is not even trying to hide it any more.

  • bap

    Thank you Loff for all you contribute to this site!

  • Nope.

    I repeat if it bothers you so much, then do something about it.

  • loff
  • Maria M.

    There is very little I can do, I am not a celebrity nor rich but I do all in my power. She could do much more but won’t. Shame on her!

  • Nope.

    You don’t have to be rich.
    Small contributions go a long way.
    Good for you for doing all in your power. I applaud your efforts. Many people do nothing.

    I don’t agree with the “shame on her”. Because she’s doing more than most. But again, if you have attempted to help, that’s more than many people who complain but don’t do anything themselves to help.

    Have a nice day.
    https://www.rescue.org/country/jordan

  • Orianna Petroy

    She’s doing more than 10 celebs all together.The most important is that she’s doing everything because she believes she can change things,not because she needs to get credits from you and me