Actress & #Humanitarian #angelinajoliepitt is #UPP
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#UNHCR Special Envoy #Angelina Jolie visits #Jordan and meets with #Syrian families. “There are #children here who remember no life other than this harsh desert environment and these barbed wire fences.
There are teens who bear the terrible physical and mental wounds of conflict – such as a 13 year-old boy I met, scarred by shrapnel from a barrel bomb.
Over half of all #refugees in Jordan are under 18. My own children are of that age. Like any other parent, it is impossible for me not to imagine what it would be like for my own children in this situation”. And for all the countless international summits and #aid pledging conferences in these five years, UNHCR and other agencies still only have half of what is needed to meet the needs on the ground today.
That shortfall has consequences. The gulf between our responsibilities and our actions has never been so wide.
So my message to world leaders, as they prepare to gather at the #UN General Assembly in 10 days’ time, is to ask that the fundamental root causes of the #Syriaconflict, and what it will take to end it, are put at the center of the discussion". 📷 @unrefugees