Angelina Jolie was spotted talking to refugees in Burkina Faso where she shared a dire warning.
Donning a headscarf for the special occasion, the 46-year-old Tomb Raider star and United Nations representative visited the African nation to show her support for refugees and warn of the dangers we are facing.
“There is nowhere I would rather be today than here, with refugees, the people I admire most in the world,” the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees expressed.
As she explained, the number of displaced people is alarming and has gone up by one hundred percent in the last year alone.
According to the United Nations, as many as 1.2 million people in Central and West Africa have had to flee their homes since the beginning of 2019.
“We have to wake up to the track we are on globally, with so many conflicts raging and the very real possibility that climate change will force tens if not hundreds of millions of people to have to leave their homes in the future, with no possibility of return,” Jolie warned.
“The way the international community tries to address conflict and insecurity is broken. It is erratic, it is unequal, it is built on inherited privilege, it is subject to the whim of political leaders, and it is geared towards the interests of powerful countries.”
Calling on the world to act now, the actress said “the truth is we are not doing half of what we could and should” to help refugees, who were forced to flee their homes, and countries that host them.
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