Angelina Jolie rips world powers on Syria’s refugee crisis 

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April 24, New York: Actress and special envoy to the U.N.  on High Commissioner for Refugees Angelina Jolie pleaded with World powers on Friday to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. Security Council for being paralyzed by its division over Syria‘s four-year conflict. She brief the situation to the Council on Friday as special envoy.

Nearly four million Syrians have fled the conflict into neighboring countries, which warn they are dangerously overstretched.

Jolie said, “We cannot look at Syria, and the evil that has arisen from the ashes of indecision, and think this is not the lowest point in the World‘s inability to protect and defend the innocent.”

“We are standing by in Syria,” she said, adding that the council’s powers lie unused because its members cannot agree on how to address the conflict. She said he has made 11 visits to Syrian refugees in the region since the crisis began in 2011, called strongly for the political will to act.

Russia, a top Syria ally and backed by China, has vetoed multiple council resolutions on Syria, including an effort last year to refer the situation there to the International Criminal Court.

Jolie said the council must now “work as one,” and she would like to see the foreign minister of each of the 15 council members come to the table to negotiate a political solution. She also urged the council members to visit Syrian refugees and see the crisis for themselves.

The Oslo Times

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