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Angelina Jolie Writes a Powerful Essay About Her Experience With Syrian Refugees

Angelina Jolie Writes a Powerful Essay About Her Experience With Syrian Refugees

Angelina Jolie is speaking out to help others.

The actress and activist penned an essay for Time published on Thursday (February 2) about her experience with Syrian refugees.

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“A few months into the Syrian conflict in 2011, I visited the Jordanian border at night, where shell-shocked Syrian families were crossing under cover of darkness to avoid sniper fire…a medic at the border post told me about a family who’d recently arrived. They carried with them their wounded 8-year-old son and his amputated leg. His leg had been severed in an airstrike. He’d begged them to bring it with them as they fled, in the hope that it could somehow be reattached,” she wrote.

“We’re watching the brutal endgame of the war in Syria as if it has little to do with us. But it does. We should be using our diplomatic power to insist on a cease-fire and a negotiated peace based on at least some measure of political participation, accountability and the conditions for the safe return of refugees,” she went on to say. Click here to read her full thoughts.

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