Zaatari Camp, Jordan, Sunday, Jan. 28
#AngelinaJolie calls for more aid for #Syrianrefugees in #Jordan https://t.co/5GdJNtSXab#sharjah24 pic.twitter.com/Jgim8k38y8— الشارقة24 (@sharjah24) January 30, 2018
UNHCR special envoy #AngelinaJolie# has visited a refugee camp in Jordan. Here's what she has to say pic.twitter.com/8t5GhhU8qA— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) January 29, 2018
Angelina Jolie Travels to Jordan with Daughters Shiloh and Zahara to Meet with Syrian Refugees https://t.co/MY4FmZuiwJ— People (@people) January 28, 2018
Mary Green and Stephanie Petit
January 28, 2018 03:06 PM
Angelina Jolie is passing on her passion for humanitarian work to the next generation of her family.
The actress was joined by daughters Zahara, 13, and Shiloh, 11, during a UNHCR trip to the Zataari refugee camp in Jordan on Sunday. There, they met with Syrians who fled the violence of the ongoing civil war in the country, including girls around Jolie’s daughters’ ages who were part of the TIGER (These Inspiring Girls Enjoy Reading) project, which focuses on education and empowerment even in displacement.
The trip was Shiloh’s third visit to a refugee camp and the first for Zahara.
Jolie, 42, spoke to the refugees about how they inspired her and gave her hope.
“After seven years of war, most Syrian refugees have exhausted any savings they had. The vast majority of them already live below the poverty line, on less than three dollars a day. Imagine what that would mean for your family,” she said in a speech. “Here, it means families going without sufficient food; children unable to get medical treatment; young girls vulnerable to early marriage; and many Syrians facing their seventh winter without proper shelter.”
The actress added, “Humanitarian aid is not a long-term solution. And to be clear, no one wants to get off aid relief more than Syrian families.”
“For such an educated, capable people, it is soul-destroying to be made this dependent. So I would urge the Security Council members to come to the region, to visit the camps and the urban refugees, and find a way to finally bring the full weight of the UN and international community to bear to solve this conflict.”
Jolie’s daughters asked to join her on the trip. Their siblings, 9-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, stayed in France with their big brothers, Maddox, 16, and Pax, 14.
They will spend time in Europe together when Jolie, Zahara and Shiloh return from Jordan.
It was a pleasure receiving #UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie. Appreciate her solid commitment to refugees & call on Intl community to continue to support Jordan in provinding key humanitarian, educational, health & other services to refugees. Strong #Jordan #UNHCR partnership pic.twitter.com/zueWIPgzPS— Ayman Safadi (@AymanHsafadi) January 28, 2018
Minister of Foreign Affairs & Expatriates - The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie in @ZaatariCamp, Jordan today: No negotiated peace without human rights and dignity for the Syrian people.— UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) January 28, 2018
Full statement: https://t.co/TEAhotNUBp pic.twitter.com/zLWSiFXilw
#AngelinaJolie visits a camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan and calls for a political solution to Syria’s civil war https://t.co/n8lEO43LxX— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) January 28, 2018
#AngelinaJolie tells Al Arabiya long-term solution needed for #Syrian refugees https://t.co/1I2akosL5b pic.twitter.com/7nJZ8xAFog— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) January 28, 2018
Thanks Pride&Joy and Felicity
Their siblings stayed in France...They will spend time in Europe together
- A bit unusual for them to share their whereabouts and plans.
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