Angelina Jolie and her Children are In Jordan and Here’s Why!

The world’s famous family met with Syrians who have fled war in their home country. Angelina Jolie has long been known as a committed activist and a dedicated charity campaigner and now Angelina Jolie is passing on her humanitarian values to her children and teaching them all what she has learned in the years. The American actress brought two of her six children to Jordan this week, to join her as she met with Syrian refugees arriving at the borders of Jordan.

Via Emirates Woman

The UNHCR Special Envoy spent time greeting families and listening to their stories of escape, with 11-year-old Shiloh and 13-year-old Zahara next to her. Jolie also addressed a press gathering at the Za’atari refugee camp, telling the crowd that “the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st century is unfolding in the Middle East today”.

“We should never forget that the war began with demands by Syrians for greater human rights. Peace in their country has to be built on that.” – Angelina Jolie, today in Za’atari Camp, Jordan. . “It cannot be built on impunity for the targeting of civilians by all sides of the conflict, the bombing of schools and hospitals, barrel bombs, torture, chemical weapons and rape used as a weapon of war.” . “So that is my message to the international community today: yes, of course, please do more to help meet the needs of desperate Syrian families and the countries hosting them. But above all please provide the leadership and strength needed to negotiate a principled end to this senseless war – without sacrificing the dignity and human rights of Syrian families. That is non-negotiable.” . On her fifth visit to Jordan since the beginning of the crisis, UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, visited refugee families living in Za’atari camp, the largest refugee settlement in the Middle East and home to more than 80,000 Syrians. . Almost seven years since the start of the conflict, more than 6 million people remain displaced inside Syria and a further 5.48 million have fled to other countries in the region, creating the biggest refugee crisis since the end of the second world war. . Photo: UNHCR/ @ivorprickett #AngelinaJolie #zaataricamp #jordan #syria #refugees #peace #war #dignity #shilohjoliepitt #zaharajoliepitt #humanrights

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“It cannot be built on impunity for the targeting of civilians by all sides of the conflict, the bombing of schools and hospitals, barrel bombs, torture, chemical weapons and rape used as a weapon of war.” Jolie said in a UNHCR press conference in Jordan.

 

At the camp, Jolie and her daughters met with young girls taking part in the TIGER (These Inspiring Girls Enjoy Reading) project, which helps educate school children displaced by war. The actress also revealed her daughters had asked to accompany her on the trip to Jordan, and had spent time “speaking and playing with children their own age who have been forced from their homes”.

“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.” Jolie added

Via People

WE SAID THIS: This family sure did win our love and respect!

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