Angelina Jolie makes fresh plea for Syrian refugees

Angelina JolieU.S. actress Angelina Jolie made a powerful plea Friday for “greater efforts” to help more than 13 million Syrians displaced by the ongoing conflict in Syria in a statement posted on the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) website.
“The reputation and credibility of the international system is at stake with so many thousands of lives threatened in Syria,”  the Oscar- winning UNHCR special envoy said.
The statement comes after the U.N. announced Friday that three million Syrians are now registered refugees outside their country.
“Three million refugees is not just another statistic,”  Jolie wrote.
“It is a searing indictment of our collective failure to end the war in Syria,” she warned.
“Almost half of all Syrians have now been forced to abandon their homes and flee for their lives,” the statement read.
“U.N. Security Council Resolutions are being ignored; war crimes are being committed on a daily basis; regional countries are staggering under the human burden; and Syrian refugees are dying in the Mediterranean sea, trying to reach Europe,” Jolie said.

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