It’s been more than a year and a half that the civil war in Syria has been generating worldwide concern. Angelina Jolie visited a refugee camp and appeared in tears during a press conference as she went over the horrific Syrian refugees stories.
Angelina Jolie has been a representative for the United Nations for a while now and the visit on the Al Zaatri refugee camp is certainly not her first of the sort. But it’s not very often you see Angelina Jolie moved to the point of teary eyes over humanitarian causes. In an interview with “Today”’s Ann Curry, the actress talked about the heartbreaking experience of talking to the Syrian refugees.
“It’s been a very heavy experience, because oftentimes you come to these camps and …very rarely do you … meet them as they cross the border and you get to know people the moment they become a refugee” Angelina Jolie explained in a press conference. “The moment they’ve forever lost their home, their livelihood, their education, everything they have been is gone” said a very emotional Angelina Jolie.
“I am very concerned, the world is very concerned. What is very heartbreaking is when Syrian people ask you why you think no one is able to find a solution for them” Angelina Jolie told reporters.
During her interview with Ann Curry, Angelina Jolie explained she spent the last two days hearing the horrific stories of Syrian refugees. “What they describe on the ground, hearing it from them, is so horrific. It is a horrific situation and a very, very critical time” Angelina Jolie told Ann Curry.
The actress also made an attempt to raise support from politicians to get their act together and start doing something to prevent so many people from dying. “So for all the politicians out there – and we are not them – we hope and pray that they figure out something soon because people are dying, hundreds and hundreds of people are dying every day” Angelina Jolie added.
Since the Syrian civil war started, more than 81,000 people sought refuge in Jordan. “I am grateful to Jordan and the border countries for saving the lives who are dying in Syria. It’s an extraordinary thing” said Angelina Jolie and asked other countries to help the refugees too.