More humanitarian aid for Syria, now.
That call didn’t come from the head of a U.N. agency or an international aid organization, but Angelina Jolie, who met with Syrian refugees on Tuesday in a camp along the Syria-Jordan border.
The Hollywood actress — appointed UNHCR Special Envoy in 2012 — described the Syrian conflict as “the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st century.”
She called on the international community to provide more aid and find a political settlement to the conflict.
“The international response to this crisis falls short of the vast scale of this human tragedy,” she said in a statement released by UNHCR.
The United Nations has just released a few weeks ago a revised appeal for its Syria response plans, asking for over $5 billion.
This is Jolie’s first field visit with UNHCR this year, two days ahead of World Refugee Day. In 2012, she donated $100,000 to UNHCR for the U.N. agency’s work in assisting Syrian refugees.
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