Read @JohnKerry's remarks w/@Refugees Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt on #WorldRefugeeDay https://t.co/VryKPVyRc3 pic.twitter.com/JFU5SHhE00— State Dept IO Bureau (@State_IO) June 21, 2016
Angelina Jolie: Refugee crisis threatens global 'peace and security' https://t.co/W3AGNbCBQw pic.twitter.com/YWexZZA0VG— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 21, 2016
Sweet sec. Kerry and Angelina Jolie w/ Imam Majid at Adams center, my mosque in USA. Celebrating #WorldRefugee day pic.twitter.com/5hCCKTI0uL— Muna AbuSulayman (@MunaAbuSulayman) June 21, 2016
Angelina Jolie Calls for 'New Approach' to Address Global Refugee Crisis
Angelina Jolie Pitt made an appearance at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C., today, serving in her role as the United Nations' High Commissioner on Refugees.
She met with Secretary of State John Kerry before both attended an interfaith Iftar reception to mark World Refugee Day in Sterling, Virginia. Kerry gave Jolie great praise for her dedication to the world's refugee crisis.
"This is not a passing fancy for her at all," Kerry said. "It's a lifetime commitment."
Saying there are 65 million people displaced by conflict in the world, Jolie asked that others "take a moment and to truly grasp what a refugee crisis of today's magnitude means for peace and security in the world."
Turning our backs to the crisis would be "naive and irresponsible," Jolie added. She called on world leaders to find a "new approach, one that does not focus solely on aid and resettlement, but on solutions, stability and returns."
She added: "Today, partly in response to this crisis, we are seeing rising intolerance and xenophobia. But strength lies in mastering and channeling our emotions so that we pursue policies that reduce, not inflame, threats to our security. We need leadership. We need solutions. So that is my ask and my focus today."
U.N. refugee agency says 65 million people were displaced worldwide last year, a new record. https://t.co/BAMvQLuNIKhttps://t.co/OfUsoGDNsi— ABC News (@ABC) June 21, 2016
Angelina Jolie Calls for 'New Approach' to Address Global Refugee Crisis https://t.co/wpkiuzxDnx #knssradio— KNSS Radio (@knssradio) June 21, 2016
Honored to join #AngelinaJolie & @JohnKerry on #WorldRefugeeDay for @ADAMSCenter_ Iftar Dinner #FBI #outreach pic.twitter.com/7rFkpao5ku— FBI Washington Field (@FBIWFO) June 21, 2016
.@JohnKerry’s #WorldRefugeeDay remarks with Special Envoy for @Refugees Angelina Jolie Pitt: https://t.co/2k6OzmIhxU pic.twitter.com/JKdjjfo2Ok— Department of State (@StateDept) June 21, 2016
65 million people are displaced. Angelina Jolie and John Kerry spoke about the crisis. @JustinFishelABC reports. https://t.co/RSnk75ud4a— Ben Gittleson (@bgittleson) June 21, 2016
Sharing World Refugee Day w/ Sec John Kerry & Special UN Envoy Angelina Jolie @ADAMSCenter_ Iftar dinner pic.twitter.com/ZAMOkYVoya— Kathleen Murphy (@kmurphyva) June 21, 2016