Angelina Jolie Arrives in Lesvos

Angelina Jolie – Special Envoy for UNHCR
Angelina Jolie – Special Envoy for UNHCR

Angelina Comes to Lesvos to Witness the Refugee Crisis on the Island

Hollywood actress and UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie arrived this morning on the island of Lesvos after being delayed in Lebanon.  She was due to arrive on Lesvos on Tuesday to visit refugee camps Moria and Kara Tepe.

The famous actress was appointed as Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in 2012 and has conducted over 40 field visits each year to address the refugee crisis and the displacement of people by conflict around the world.

This morning Jolie already attended the General Coordinators meeting where she addressed everyone before continuing her schedule on the island.

Angelina Jolie at the General Coordinators Meeting in Mytilini
Angelina Jolie at the General Coordinators Meeting in Mytilini

A quote from Angelina Jolie recently, whilst in Lebanon…

“We cannot manage the world through aid relief in the place of diplomacy and political solutions.”

Whilst in Lebanon Jolie witnessed the number of refugees in Lebanon which is well over a million Syrian refugees, who now account for nearly a fifth of its population. The Hollywood actress, visited refugee camps tormented by the heavy rain in the area stressing that “the international community must address the root causes of the global refugee crisis.”

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