Angelina Jolie Called The UN Security Council To Expedite The Ceasefire in Yemen

Angelina Jolie Called The UN Security Council To Expedite The Ceasefire in Yemen

Angelina Jolie has recently called on the UN Security Council to ask them to expedite the ceasefire in Yemen and reach a settlement of the conflict. The Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a statement distributed by the international organization in Geneva.


The actress said the Council should work with Middle East's countries to reach a negotiated end to the conflict and address international laws on the protection of civilians. Jolie also called for a deeper understanding of refugee protection laws and for every country to play an active role in alleviating the human suffering in Yemen. She is currently in South Korea, where several hundred Yemenis that fled the conflict are being hosted.


“The international community has been shamefully slow in working to end the crisis in Yemen. The world has seen the situation deteriorating in Yemen to a point that this country is now on the verge of a human-made famine, and is facing the worst cholera epidemic in the world in decades. When the conflict develops at this level, many people would have no choice but to flee,” Jolie said.


The only way to help these people return home and reduce the total number of refugees worldwide is to end the conflicts themselves, she noted. The UN Envoy hopes that there'll be a greater understanding of the human reality that causes people to flee. The only way to help these people return home and reduce the total number of refugees worldwide is to end the conflicts themselves, she noted. The UN Envoy hopes that there'll be a greater understanding of the human reality that causes people to flee.



Jolie said that without a global response based on law and collective responsibility, there'd be a greater risk of long-term instability and insecurity. The actress warned that this could have a negative impact on every country.


The UNHCR also pointed out that its famous Envoy’s visit to South Korea was part of her role with the organization, which calls for essential support for refugees around the world. It also follows the recent visit of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, to the Asian country.

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