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Angelina Jolie Urges World Powers To Do More For Syrian Refugees

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Visiting refugees in Lebanon, the U.N. special envoy, and world famous actress, Angelina Jolie has advised world powers recently to do more to end the crisis in Syria. She said this when she visited refugees of the five year crisis in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley on Tuesday. The crisis is reported to have taken on a death toll of 250,000 people, and displaced half of Syria’s population, creating Europe’s worst refugee crisis since World War Two.

There are talks on a political solution ongoing in Geneva. “We cannot manage the world through aid relief in the place of diplomacy and diplomatic solutions,” she was quoted as saying at a muddy camp in Saadnayel, about 15 km from the Syrian border. Refugees gathered around to hear her in spite of heavy winds and rains. “We need governments around the world to show leadership: to analyze the situation and understand exactly what their country can do, how many refugees they can assist and how,” she had added.

Reports by UNICEF marking the crisis five year anniversary, equally state that Syria’s conflict has also created 2.4 million child refugees, killed several and led to the growing recruitment of children as fighters. On Tuesday, Russian warplanes were reported to have flown home from Syria as the country commenced withdrawal of its forces that have supported President Bashar al-Assad. A U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura regarded it a major development, and stated that he hoped the move would help peace talks in Geneva. It is also said that Assad still has military backing from Iran, along with Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

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