Angelina Jolie visits displaced Iraqis
Posted by classiindia on June 29, 2010
as a goodwill ambassador for UNHCR. The actor met four families whose members said their
children could not go to school and they could not afford to pay for medical treatment, the UN
refugee agency said. Jolie said during her one-day trip that there is progress in returning Iraqis
to their homes after years of war, but more needs to be done, according to UNHCR.
This is a moment where things seem to be improving on the ground, but Iraqis need a lot of
support and help to rebuild their lives, the agency quoted Jolie as saying. It was the actor’s third
trip to Iraq.
UNHCR estimates that 1.6 million Iraqis were displaced within the country by sectarian violence,
and that 300,000 have returned home amid improving security. It says hundreds of thousands
of Iraqi refugees live in neighboring countries, mostly in Syria and Jordan.