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Angelina Jolie Visits Rohingya Refugee Camps, Says 'We Cannot Say We Had No Warning'

Angelina Jolie Visits Rohingya Refugee Camps, Says 'We Cannot Say We Had No Warning'

Angelina Jolie hits the stage to join in on a press briefing on Tuesday (February 5) as she visited the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

The 43-year-old actress, who’s a special envoy of the UN refugee agency UNHCR, went straight to a camp in Teknaf near the Myanmar border to address a crowd of refugees on a hilltop in Kutapalong camp, the world’s largest refugee settlement.

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Angelina said she was “humbled and proud to stand with you today” during her speech. “You have every right not to be stateless and the way you have been treated shames us all,” she said, adding the crisis was the result of decades of discrimination that had gone unaddressed.

“What is most tragic about this situation is that we cannot say we had no warning,” Angelina continued. She’s set to meet Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen in the capital, Dhaka, on Wednesday, the refugee agency said.

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  • LetMeTranslate

    Yay go Angie!

  • toastie postie

    Woo Hoo! Yes!

  • Orianna Petroy

    Hello,Ladies!!!😘😘😘Nice to have a new thread ,seeing Angie is doing her things.

  • toastie postie

    Hi, OP. I agree.

  • Orianna Petroy

    Hi Toastie!Praying for a safe trip and a quick reunion with her babies!!!πŸ’–

  • toastie postie

    Yes!!!!

  • mahbelle

    Mother of Doom. I wonder if the refugees think the Grim Reaper is coming for them when she shows up looking like a skeleton in black.

  • Felinelilly

    Angie in her element being the voice of the voiceless.
    Thanks Jared for the new thread.

  • mahbelle

    Yeah, go Angie. Same refugees are still there from your last visit and the one before that and the one before that.

  • mahbelle

    Oh yeah, right. Like anyone is listening to her blather on and on.

  • toastie postie
  • toastie postie
  • lyric

    Good morning everyone. Thanks to Jared for this new thread. Angie looks beautiful in that photo. Praying for her to be safe while there and her return home.

  • JPlove

    πŸ™πŸ½Praying for Angie and her missionπŸ™πŸ½

  • JPlove

    Hi Toastie 😊
    Thank you for the pictures πŸ‘πŸ½

    Any word from our friend.πŸ™πŸ½

  • MayaUK

    Well done Angelina, ignore the haters and help others as you have been doing for almost 2 decades.

  • bap

    Posted by Fans of Angelina Jolie February 5, 2019

    Angelina Jolie speaks during news conference in Bangladesh

    https://fasdeangelinajolie.blogspot.com/2019/02/angelina-jolie-discursa-durante.html#more

    Angelina Jolie made a speech today, Tuesday, February 5, during a press conference in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh.

    In his Special Envoy role of the UN refugee agency, Jolie thanked the generosity of the people of Bangladesh, to welcome Rohingya refugees.

    The events that unfolded in the aftermath of August 2017 showed us the best and worst of humanity that exists in our world today. Within months, more than 700,000 people were forced to flee their homes in the state of Rakhine in Bangladesh. A year and a half later, there are still refugees arriving today.

    Although the death toll is unknown, reports suggest that many thousands have been killed since the violence in Myanmar, including women and children. Everyone was traumatized. The generosity of Bangladesh to give the Rohingya people a place of safety is a significant and visible gesture of humanity. The scale of forced displacement is now so great that there is more than twice the Rohingya living in exile than in Myanmar. And Cox’s Bazar, where we are today home to the largest and most densely populated refugee camp, which is now home to over 600,000 Rohingya refugees. All refugees are inherently vulnerable. But the Rohingya are not only displaced people – they are stateless.

    They were denied their most basic human right: citizenship in their country of birth. And some do not even call the Rohingya by its right name. It was deeply disturbing to find families who only knew persecution and statelessness all her life, talking about being “treated like cattle”. I am therefore grateful that here in Bangladesh, the Rohingya refugees have recognized their existence, and are being provided by the Government and UNHCR with documentation and proof of your identity – in some cases for the first time in their lives. The Rohingya families I met are no different from other refugees in one crucial respect: they want to return home.

    And they have the absolute right to return home, but only when they feel safe enough to do so voluntarily and know that their rights will be respected. I met a woman yesterday, a rape survivor in Myanmar and she told me: “You’d have to shoot me where I am, before returning without my rights.” The responsibility for ensuring these rights and enable the return of Rohingya people to the Rakhine State is directly to the government and the authorities in Myanmar. So I hope that they recognize that this issue will not go away, and not we go back the Rohingya.

    I urge the Myanmar authorities to show genuine commitment needed to end the cycle of violence and displacement and improve conditions for all communities in Rakhine State, in accordance with the recommendations of the Consultative Committee of Rakhine and working with UNHCR and others. A test and a measure of any government is how they treat the most vulnerable in society, and how they treat those who defend the vulnerable and talk about atrocities committed against them. Those responsible for human rights violations must be held accountable for their actions. While UNHCR is ready to support efforts to improve conditions, there has been very little progress on the ground. The Rohingya can not return to Myanmar at this time.

    Until they can return, we have a collective responsibility to ensure that they can live dignified lives here in Bangladesh. This week witnessed a remarkable and overall humanitarian response to date. And while it is clear that lives were undoubtedly saved, and the Rohingya were able to live with a sense of dignity, there are still challenges. In particular, a generation of Rohingya children still have no access to education it deserves and to which many were deprived of their right for a long time in Myanmar. So I’m here to see what else can be done to ensure that Rohingya children can get education with recognized qualifications they need to keep a clear vision of their future and, when conditions permit, rebuild their communities in Myanmar.

    I also met yesterday among the many survivors of sexual and gender violence, including mass rape. Nearly two years after the beginning of this emergency, there is a worrying gap in psychosocial services for refugees survivors. This gap needs to be urgently resolved. Bangladesh is a rich country, rich in culture and history, but with limited resources. And we can not fail to assume the responsibility to host only the Rohingya refugees. Therefore, I urge the international community to continue to provide humanitarian aid necessary to meet the needs of refugees and to support the communities that host them so generously.

    Finally, and most importantly, for the Rohingya refugees, I mean that I am humble and proud to be with you today. You have every right to live in safety, be free to practice their religion and coexist with people of other religions and ethnic groups. You have every right not to be stateless, and the way you were treated shames us all. What is most tragic in this situation is that we can not say that we had no notice: it is the result of four decades of persecution and discrimination, which have not been addressed for a long time. It reminds us why there are more than 68 million people displaced around the world: because we can not act collectively to prevent conflict, but we see ourselves simply trying to manage their unmanageable human consequences.

    The Rohingya crisis is therefore emblematic of a much broader problem. But it is also a powerful example of what happens when people around the world and across societies, gather in response to a cause greater than themselves, and I pray that the generosity and support will continue for the Rohingya and their families . Thank you. Source: UNHCR

  • toastie postie

    You are very welcome, JPLove. And sadly I have not. I’m with you. Praying.

  • toastie postie

    Hi, Lyric. I also hope she stays safe and a safe journey home.

  • LetMeTranslate

    Too right. While the haters are busy accusing her of lies or launching smear campaigns, this is what Angie is doing:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BtdWAyjFtu-/

  • Dee

    Thanks again Toastie and yes praying for Angie’s safe journey home. 😘 Bravo to her for her dedication and support all these years. πŸ‘

  • lurker

    Good day beautiful people.So proud to be an Angie fan.

  • lurker

    Thanks dear,have a lovely day

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Angel of Compassion and Love. Always looking out for the children.

    “In particular, a generation of Rohingya children are still without access to the education that they deserve, and which many were deprived of their right [to] for far too long in Myanmar.

    “So I am here to see what more can be done to ensure Rohingya children can gain education with recognized qualifications that they need to retain a clear vision for their futures, and, when conditions allow, rebuild their communities in Myanmar.”……………….Angelina Jolie

  • toastie postie

    Better video, but missing the beginning words. Hopefully we will get a better one – Angie speaking
    https://www.facebook.com/voabangla/videos/2172265846436048/

  • toastie postie

    Hi, Love.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Thank you to everyone of you, on the previous thread, who have provided and are providing us fans with news, pictures, and videos of Angelina’s visit and her visits to various areas in Bangladesh:
    Bap
    Toastie
    Baruch
    Neer
    And others…
    Your kindess and service to this fan is very much appreciated.

  • toastie postie

    Hello, Lurker. Good to see you post.

  • toastie postie

    Hi, Dee, you are very welcome.

  • lurker

    School is kicking my ass,that is why am MIA

  • toastie postie

    You also, Lurker and you are very welcome.

  • toastie postie

    Last semester?

  • toastie postie

    😘 😘 😘 😘

  • Orianna Petroy

    Thank you Toastie,for all the photos and the articles!And of course for this video😘

  • toastie postie

    OP, you are very welcome.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Hi Sweetheart. Have you been to bed yet?

  • Orianna Petroy

    Thanks Bap for all the wonderful articles you’re bringing here!πŸ’–

  • toastie postie

    Bangladesh: ‘A powerful example’ – Hollywood star Jolie visits Rohingya camp
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4c60trik9c

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Heart stirring, call to action, speech by Angelina:
    “But it is also a powerful example of what happens when people around the world, and across societies, come together in response to a cause greater than themselves,”

  • bap

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    Angelina #Jolie is a much respected figure in #Bangladesh and the #Muslim world in general and her visit to the country and the #Rohingya camps will be much appreciated

  • toastie postie
  • toastie postie

    Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya camps in Bangladesh
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWzDtAneuOY

  • Passing Through

    Felinelilly -

    Thanks for the breadcrumb trail.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Thank you, Bangladesh, for saving these innocent people’s lives.
    These videos bring home the “Reality” of the Rohingya crisis. Many hearts are being touched right now.
    “The cycle of violence must end now.”

  • bap

    http://time.com/5521655/angelina-jolie-myanmar-violence-refugees/
    World

    Angelina Jolie Urges Myanmar to End Violence Against Rohingya

    Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie addresses a press conference at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh,

    Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. AP

    By Associated Press 1:25 PM EST

    (COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh) β€” Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has urged Myanmar to show a genuine commitment to ending violence and displacement in its Rakhine state, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighboring Bangladesh for safety.
    Jolie, a special envoy for the U.N. human rights agency, made the comments Tuesday as she visited sprawling camps in Bangladesh that are home to 1 million Rohingya refugees. More than 700,000 have arrived since August 2017, when Myanmar’s army led a violent crackdown following attacks on security posts by a Rohingya insurgent group.

  • toastie postie
  • Jaye

    Hi Feline. Hope you well.

  • toastie postie

    Angelina Jolie arrives Bangladesh; Visits Rohingya Camps
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-iaP5DdrCQ

  • Dee

    Awww, I hope you managed to get a few hours sleep unlike this little cutie. 😘😍

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Love her message and the comments by
    stylevoguettemag