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PostSubject: Angelina at World Refugee Day..Jordan..June 20th 2013   Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:06 am

Statement for World Refugee Day 2013 - UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie
Press Releases, 20 June 2013
The Syrian crisis here in Jordan and across the region is the most acute humanitarian crisis anywhere in the world today.
1.6 million people have poured out of Syria with nothing but the clothes on their backs, and more are arriving every minute.
More than half are children.
They have left behind a country in which millions of people are displaced, suffering hunger, deprivation and fear; where countless women and girls have endured rape and sexual violence; where a whole generation of children are out of school; and where at least 93,000 people have been killed: the friends, neighbors, fathers, mothers and children of people in this camp today.
I want to thank the people of Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey for hosting Syrian refugees in their homes and communities. Their generosity is lifesaving. But they cannot do it alone. Appeals must be met and support given. The over-burdening of these countries' economies is the greatest risk to their stability.
I pray all parties in the Syrian conflict will stop targeting civilians and allow access for humanitarian aid.
And I appeal to the world leaders – please, set aside your differences, unite to end the violence, and make diplomacy succeed. The UN Security Council must live up to its responsibilities. Every 14 seconds someone crosses Syria's border and becomes a refugee. And by the end of this year half of Syria's population – ten million people – will be in desperate need of food, shelter and assistance. The lives of millions of people are in your hands. You must find common ground.
On this day, World Refugee Day, I would like to say a word about the more than 15 million people who live as refugees worldwide.
Refugees are often forgotten, and frequently misunderstood. They are regarded as a burden, as helpless individuals, or as people who wish to move to someone else's country. That is not who they are.
I have met refugees around the world. They are resilient, hardworking and gracious people. They have experienced more violence and faced more fear than we will ever know. They have lost their homes, their belongings and their countries. They have often lost family and friends to horrific deaths. Faced with war and oppression they have chosen not to take up arms, but to try to find safety for their families. They deserve our respect, our acknowledgment and our support – not just today but for the duration of their ordeal.
By helping refugees, here in Zaatari camp and across the globe, we are investing in people who will one day rebuild their countries, and a more peaceful world for us all. So on this day, I honor them, and I am privileged to be with them."
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PostSubject: Re: Angelina at World Refugee Day..Jordan..June 20th 2013   Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:07 am

Angelina Jolie demands end to Syrian war



Jolie demands end to Syrian war
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Fri, 21 Jun 2013 6:49a.m.

Angelina Jolie (Reuters)
Angelina Jolie has marked World Refugee Day on Thursday by calling on global leaders to work harder to bring an end to the Syrian civil war, branding it the "worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st century".
The Wanted actress travelled to Jordan earlier this week to meet with those displaced by the ongoing violent conflict in neighbouring Syria, and on Thursday she held a press conference in her role as a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to urge leading politicians and diplomats to find a suitable solution to the war.
Speaking at the Zaatari camp, Jordan's largest location for fleeing Syrians, she said, "I appeal to the world leaders - please, set aside your differences, unite to end the violence, and make diplomacy succeed...
"By the end of this year, half of Syria's population - 10 million people - will be in desperate need of food, shelter and assistance... The lives of millions of people are in your hands. You must find common ground."

Jolie also used the opportunity to address a popular misconception about refugees, insisting, "They are regarded as a burden, as helpless individuals, or as people who wish to move to someone else's country. That is not who they are. (Refugees are the ones) who will one day rebuild their countries, and a more peaceful world for us all."
And, in an accompanying statement issued by the UN, Jolie adds, "The worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st century is unfolding in the Middle East today... The international response to this crisis falls short of the vast scale of this human tragedy."
According to figures released by UN officials, more than 1.6 million people have fled Syria to seek refuge in surrounding countries since the start of the civil uprising against President Bashar al-Assad in March, 2011, and over 93,000 have been killed in the conflict so far.
Jolie's journey to the Middle East is her first humanitarian trip since announcing the news of her double mastectomy last month.
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PostSubject: Re: Angelina at World Refugee Day..Jordan..June 20th 2013   Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:07 am

Angelina Jolie urges world to make Syria diplomacy work: ‘You must find common






Jamal Halaby The Associated Press, Published on Thu Jun 20 2013
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ZAATARI, JORDAN—Angelina Jolie said Thursday the Syrian civil war is the world’s most acute humanitarian crisis and called on world leaders to make diplomatic efforts to end it succeed.
Jolie spoke at Jordan’s largest camp for Syrian refugees, which she toured as special envoy for the United Nations refugee agency.
“I appeal to the world leaders — please, set aside your differences, unite to end the violence, and make diplomacy succeed,” she told reporters, drawing attention to the UN’s World Refugee Day.


Jolie is returning to her humanitarian work after announcing last month that she had her breasts removed after discovering she has an inherited genetic mutation that puts her at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer
Her visit to Zaatari camp was her first visit public appearance with the United Nations refugee agency since the double mastectomy.
The actress said that by the end of this year, “half of Syria’s population — 10 million people — will be in desperate need of food, shelter and assistance.”
“The lives of millions of people are in your hands,” said Jolie, who wore a black T-shirt and pants under the scorching desert sun, as billows of dust were kicked up by the wind. “You must find common ground.”
In her news conference under a tent in Zaatari camp, she said that refugees are “often forgotten and frequently misunderstood.”
“They are regarded as a burden, as helpless individuals, or as people who wish to move to someone else’s country,” she said.
“That is not who they are,” she added somberly. Rather, refugees are people to invest in, “who will one day rebuild their countries, and a more peaceful world for us all.”
Jordan hosts more than half a million displaced Syrians, including 185,000 in Zaatari, which has become Jordan’s fourth largest populated city.
Inaugurated last July, Zaatari is the world’s second largest refugee camp, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The largest according to the UNHCR is Dadaab camp in Kenya, which houses 463,000 Somali refugees.
Jolie visited Zaatari along with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres and Norwegian Foreign Affairs Minister Espen Barth Eide.
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PostSubject: Re: Angelina at World Refugee Day..Jordan..June 20th 2013   Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:08 am

ZAATARI, Jordan: Hollywood star Angelina Jolie says the Syrian civil war is the world’s most acute humanitarian crisis and is calling on world leaders to make diplomatic efforts to end it succeed.
Jolie spoke at Jordan’s largest camp for Syrian refugees Thursday, which she visited as special envoy for the United Nations refugee agency.

“I appeal to the world leaders - please, set aside your differences, unite to end the violence, and make diplomacy succeed,” she said, drawing attention to the U.N.’s World Refugee Day.

Jordan hosts more than half a million displaced Syrians including 185,000 in Zaatari camp, which Jolie visited along with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres and Norwegian Foreign Affairs Minister Espen Barth Eide. - AP



handout picture made available by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) shows US actress Angelina Jolie (L) holding a baby as she visits a family of syrian refugees in their apartment in Amman on June 19, 2013. AFP PHOTO / UNHCR / O. LABAN-MATTEI == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO /UNHCR
Actress Angelina Jolie, the U.N. refugee agency's special envoy, listens to U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres (not pictured) during a news conference at the Al Zaatri refugee camp, which is hosting Syrians displaced by the conflict, on World Refugee Day, in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria June 20, 2013. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Actress Angelina Jolie, the U.N. refugee agency's special envoy, listens to U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres (not pictured) during a news conference at the Al Zaatri refugee camp, which is hosting Syrians displaced by the conflict, on World Refugee Day, in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria June 20, 2013. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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PostSubject: Re: Angelina at World Refugee Day..Jordan..June 20th 2013   Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:09 am

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PostSubject: Re: Angelina at World Refugee Day..Jordan..June 20th 2013   Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:09 am

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PostSubject: Re: Angelina at World Refugee Day..Jordan..June 20th 2013   Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:10 am

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PostSubject: Re: Angelina at World Refugee Day..Jordan..June 20th 2013   Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:10 am

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PostSubject: Re: Angelina at World Refugee Day..Jordan..June 20th 2013   Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:11 am

Actress and UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie during A joint press conference with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres in Jordan.

Angelina Jolie said Thursday the Syrian civil war


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PostSubject: Re: Angelina at World Refugee Day..Jordan..June 20th 2013   Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:12 am

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