Saturday, 20 June 2015

Angelina Jolie marks World Refugee Day in Turkey

United Nations marks World Refugee Day on Saturday, Hollywood actor and director Angelina Jolie is lending her support by visiting a refugee camp in Turkey.
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Angelina Jolie, has appeared in a promotional video to mark World Refugee Day . 
She will be accompanied Saturday by U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Guterres warned that "a spreading global violence has come to threaten the very foundations of our international system" and urged the world not to turn its back on those who most need its help.

"More people fled last year than at any other time in our records. Around the world, almost 60 million have been displaced by conflict and persecution. Nearly 20 million of them are refugees, and more than half are children," he said.

United Nations says the figures of refugees worldwide is a true reflection of a world in chaos.

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