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Angelina Jolie Visits Iraq to Discuss Rebuilding of Mosul

Angelina Jolie Visits Iraq to Discuss Rebuilding of Mosul

Angelina Jolie gets emotional while viewing the destruction in West Mosul during a visit to Iraq on Saturday (June 16).

The 43-year-old actress and director, who is a UNHCR Special Envoy, visited with families during her fifth visit to Iraq.

Angelina is in town to remind people not to forget about the people in Iraq, nearly one year after they were liberated from ISIS occupation.

“This is the worst devastation I have seen in all my years working with UNHCR. People here have lost everything: their homes are destroyed. They are destitute. They have no medicine for their children, and many have no running water or basic services. They are still surrounded by bodies in the rubble. After the unimaginable trauma of the occupation, they are now trying to rebuild their homes, often with little or no assistance,” Angelina said while speaking in front of the ruins.

She added, “I have no words for the strength it must take to rebuild after loss like this. But that is what the people of this city are doing. They are grief-stricken and traumatized, but they are also hopeful. They are clearing their homes with their own hands, and volunteering and helping each other. But they need our assistance.”

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  • Gemini675

    She is the real deal. As she said “Nothing would mean anything if I didn’t live a life of use to others.”

  • LetMeTranslate

    Angie, you beautiful soul, inside and out 💞💖

  • lyric

    It’s good to see her back to doing something that’s so important to her. She’s a force.

  • Lady Cate

    Damage Control

  • toastie postie

    Thank you Angie! What a beautiful soul!
    video
    https://twitter.com/omartvsd/status/1008007084653400064

  • toastie postie

    Yes, she is.

  • Beedyq

    She walks the walk 100% of the time.

  • Beedyq

    Angie has her Mal2 nails on in Iraq…💅🏻😉 😊
    https://media.unhcr.org/CS….

  • lyric

    Hey Toastie! How áre you? So happy to see you posting here. 🤗

  • toastie postie

    Hi, Lyric. As long as it is peaceful and no hate towards others posted here, I’ll stay. That includes shading the JPs. This is not a time to be shallow. Er….having said that…er…is she wearing jeans? 😆

  • Beedyq

    DF not being snarky…yet…..but attention/press for this issue is desperately needed….

    Angelina Jolie visits Mosul: A-lister meets families in city where up to 40,000 civilians died in bloody battle with ISIS
    Oscar winning actress Angelina Jolie has traded the bright lights of LA for war torn Mosul
    The Hollywood star, known for her impressive humanitarian credentials, is a United Nations special envoy
    Victims of the bloody battles to retake the Iraqi city from ISIS flocked to meet the megastar

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5851525/Angelina-Jolie-meets-families-Mosul-40-000-civilians-died-ISIS-battles.html

  • lyric

    I can’t tell but I sure hope so. She always looked great in jeans.

  • Vanity

    I see you Angie.

  • Beedyq

    Finally some are speaking up….

    Christian Leaders To Jeff Sessions: The Bible Does Not Justify Separating Families

    WASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions seems to think Jesus would love his policy of separating immigrant families at the border.
    Christian leaders say otherwise.

    “While protecting our borders is important, we can and must do better as a government, and as a society, to find other ways to ensure that safety,” Cardinal Daniel Nicholas DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said in a statement. ”Separating babies from their mothers is not the answer and is immoral.”

    “Disgraceful,” the Rev. Franklin Graham, son of the late and influential Rev. Billy Graham and a supporter of President Donald Trump, said in a Tuesday interview. “It’s terrible to see families ripped apart, and I don’t support that one bit.”

    Even Sessions’ own church, the United Methodist Church, is rejecting what he is doing.

    “Tearing children away from parents who have made a dangerous journey to provide a safe and sufficient life for them is unnecessarily cruel and detrimental to the well-being of parents and children,” reads a statement signed by Bishop Kenneth Carter, president of the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church.
    ++++++++++++++++++
    HuffPost asked some Bible scholars what they make of Trump administration officials invoking Scripture to defend their immigration policy.

    “It makes my blood boil,” said Matthew Schlimm, a professor of the Old Testament at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in Iowa. “Sessions has taken the passage from Romans 13 completely out of context. Immediately beforehand and afterwards, Paul urges readers to love others, including their enemies. Anyone with half an ounce of moral conviction knows that tearing children away from parents has nothing to do with love.”

    Schlimm noted that people often misuse the Bible. In fact, the same passage Sessions cited has been used to justify slavery and Nazism.

    “So, it’s not surprising that slave traders tore children away from their parents and tried to justify it with the Bible. Or that Nazis tore children away from their parents and tried to justify it with the Bible. Sessions follows the pattern of history,” he said. “What’s chilling is to think that we again live in such morally deranged times.”

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/christian-leaders-to-jeff-sessions-the-bible-does-not-justify-separating-families/ar-AAyI3QU

  • Felinelilly

    Her face on the thread photo breaks my heart.

  • bap

    AJ a retweeté

    jorge antonio

    @georgeesuarezz
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    il y a 30 minutes

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    Angelina Jolie visits Mosul & meets with families torn by the war where 40,000 civilians have died. Including men, woman & children. I don’t see how people can talk shit about this woman. She’s literally out and about changing the world. (#AngelinaJolie)

  • bap

    AJ a retweeté

    Orla

    @alikingfan4
    15 min
    il y a 15 minutes

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    Orla a retweeté debbie ocean
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    a celebrity who is really out there DOING SHIT. I stan.
    Angelina isn’t on a PR mission to be loved by the world. She really does have a heart of gold and cares about the world and the people who are struggling in it.

  • toastie postie
  • Seriously

    The minute she runs into a PR problem she rushes out to do an event like this. She’s been doing that for years and it’s disgusting.

  • hotmesss

    I just read this is her 61st mission, I did not know she had been on that many well but then again she has been doing this a long time.

  • Beedyq

    😭😭

    Heartbreakingly sad situation…

  • bap

    18 years.

  • bap

    I will donate today.

  • Premali

    Awesome Angie. She is really true to her work for UNHCR. Thank you my dear TP so proud of her. My favourite star.

  • bap

    Angelina_Angie a retweeté

    Kurdistan 24 English

    Compte certifié

    @K24English
    3 h
    il y a 3 heures

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    A photo circulating on Iraqi social media shows an Iraqi security officer in Mosul allegedly posing with UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie. #Iraq #TwitterKurds @Refugees

  • lyric

    Just imagine how sad it is to witness this in person.

  • bap

    Angelina_Angie

    @Angelinaandher6
    2 h
    il y a 2 heures

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    Every man I met talked about the lashes and punishments inflicted by the extremists. The girls I met talked about the years of not being able to go to school, and of seeing people killed, and of feeling too afraid to leave their houses. #AngelinaJolie

  • Premali

    I love her in jeans. She has a great picture with Maddox when he was 2 or 3 yrs.

  • http://www.amazon.com/Aubrey-Anderson/e/B01BHC8VMI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1466893529&sr=8-1 Lady Valeria

    That vest looks really thin.

    ~Lady Fucking Valeria

  • toastie postie

    You are very welcome, Premail.

  • bap

    AJ a retweeté

    Arminka Helic

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    @arminkahelic
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    Visited West #Mosul today. Hardly any reconstruction, a year after liberation. Total devastation.

    AJ a retweeté

    Arminka Helic

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    @arminkahelic
    2 h
    il y a 2 heures

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    #Mosul today. Spare a thought for the families whose homes and lives were utterly destroyed under three years of Daesh rule

  • toastie postie

    I agree.

  • Problem Solver

    Of course it is

  • Problem Solver

    Everyone does. Even the BLIND

  • Problem Solver

    Someone told you to “get out”. I didn’t know they owned this site. Everyone can post an opinion. Even if it is counter one.

  • Problem Solver

    I will and I will do the same for her Children 2 years later.

  • Anonimo Anonimos

    How much pain and misery, you have to be very brave to go there. My respects to her

  • Gemini675

    I noticed that too!

  • Problem Solver

    But take heart. She will get to go back to her Mansion in a few days So all will be fine.

    Just hold on a little longer.

  • tboz

    Great job Angie. I like the jeans girl. Sad to see so many people across the world that are just living without any help or protection because of evilness. Pure evil and no one seems to care. I will say a prayer for them and their families.

  • Problem Solver

    Maybe when you get up you can actually go there and HELP.

  • tboz

    You are right and the same POS that lurk there are saying the same ole crap about PR and the UNHCR but guess what, they are typing it, doing nothing, and don’t matter.

  • tboz

    I can’t dear. Probably not allowed to because of the situation. But I guess you are there right now? Let me know what I can do and who I can talk to with my powerless self to make a change. I will if it would help.

  • Problem Solver

    so if the situation was OK you would go. Good to know.

  • tboz

    That’s good that you will because they do need prayer to. Idk what their dad would feel about that him not being keen God and prayer and is very vocal about it. Dont start it is suppose to be a peaceful day.

  • tboz

    I would help anyone I could if I had the money and means like she is doing. I do that now just on a smaller scale. I guess you can relate?

  • Patty Smyth

    This is so heartbreaking. You really have to admire Angie for her dedication and strength. To be so dedicated to do this year after year with seemingly no end in site nor any resolution, and to witness the horrific things she has witnessed thru the years, speaks to her selflessness, resolve, and strength.

    I’m sure there will be those haters who will say this is a PR move but we all know that is not how these trips work, they have to be planned WELL in advance…AND she has always done something on World Refugee Day. Well done, Angie!

  • tboz

    Of course you are looking at her pic. Isn’t she gorg even in a disaster area.

  • Patty Smyth

    Thank you for the video TP…just heartbreaking

  • Messy

    Jolie is all about herself and always has been. She is a train wreck.