Angelina Jolie delivers emotional speech at Jordan refugee camp, talks about imagining her children being in the same situation
Fourth Estate Staff
Amman, Amman, Jordan (4E) – Angelina Jolie gave an emotional speech at a Jordan refugee camp as the actress talked about imagining her children being in the same situation.
This marks the actress’ fourth visit to the Camps where thousands of displaced children from the war-torn countries are brought. She shared to the reports, “There are children here who remember no life other than this harsh, desert environment and barbed wire fences. There are teens here who bear terrible physical and mental wounds of the conflict—over half of all refugees in Jordan are under 18. My own children are of that age.”
Jolie and her husband, Brad Pitt, have six children together namely, 15-year-old Maddox, 12-year-old Pax , 11-year-old Zahara , 10-year-old Shiloh, and eight-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne . She told the reporters that like any other parent, she cannot help but imagine what it would be like for her own children to be in such situation and thinking about it breaks her heart.
The actress continued to share that her main goal is to raise awareness about this refugee camps as the United Nations General Assembly is to take place later this week. She noted that she wants to focus on the “fundamental root causes of the Syria conflict” and what could be the measures in order to finally end it.
Jolie pointed out that the Syria war has been going on for five years now and that the refugees just want to know when they could go home to their country. She added, “For the sake of the people of Syria, and for all the refugees around the world looking desperately to the international community to provide solutions, I hope we will do this.”
Jolie also recently went to Bekaa Valley in Lebanon when it marked the fifth anniversary of the war in Syria. At that time, she asked world leaders to continue to take leadership in order to help millions of people displaced due to the wars.