Angelina Jolie is speaking up against the horrific tragedy that has befallen Syria, in which hundreds of children died of suspected chemical attack. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Special Envoy issued a statement about the Syrian situation, condemning the assault to the innocent as “sickening.”
Hollywood actress and humanitarian campaigner Angelina Jolie
A suspected chemical attack on the early hours of Wednesday morning had left more than 1,300 people dead in Damascus. Although the Syrian government has acknowledged military offensive in the Ghouta area, it denies that chemical weapons had been used.
Amateur videos of the attack have been posted online, verifying reports that the horrendous assault happened in the dead of the night.
Jolie, whose humanitarian work with the UN is well-known, has spoken up about the current situation in the Western Asia nation
“What is happening to the children of Syria is sickening,” she said in a statement obtained by E! News.
“Thousands of innocent young boys and girls have lost their lives in horrific circumstances, including in recent attacks near Damascus. And now one million Syrian children are struggling to survive as refugees in heartbreaking conditions.”
She continued, “Each one of these child refugees is an innocent victim of a senseless conflict. These vulnerable children need shelter, food, and assistance. But above all, they need security.”
Jolie visited Jordan in June to mark World Refugee Day and to meet with Syrian refugees. And as she had implored at that time, she also urged world leaders to take notice of the crisis in the country now.
“The international community must not look away from Syria, they must renew the search for peace with urgency and determination.”
In other news, the 38-year-old A-list star has become the latest victim of a death hoax. A blurb going viral on Facebook and other social media sites claim that Brad Pitt’s long-time partner and the mother of his six children died on August 23 after undergoing her second major operation.
The blurb appears to have a link to a video of Jolie giving an “inspirational message,” but no such video exists. Once users click on the link, a rogue application tricks users into granting it access to their account.
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