Jolie calls global refugee crisis an ‘Explosion of Human suffering’ 

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June 21, Ankara: Actor,director and UNHCR’s special envoy Anjelina Jolie after visiting the Syrian refugee camps in Turkey on Saturday, called the global refugee crisis an “explosion of human suffering”.

Jolie, who serves as a United Nations special envoy for refugees, while speaking at a news conference in Turkey, which is home to Syrians and Iraqi refugees who had been displaced by war, stated that, “there is an explosion of human suffering and displacement on a level that has never been seen before.” She also warned that Syrians and Iraqis were running out of safe havens as neighboring states reached the limit of their capacity.

“It is hard to point to a single instance where, as an international community, we are decisively addressing the root causes of refugee flows,” she added.

Jolie who had come to the region with her daughter Shiloh was joined by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in the city of Midyat, where they attended a Ramadan fast-breaking dinner at a nearby camp and visited refugees.

According to UNHCR, the World is facing a staggering crisis as the number of forcibly displaced people has risen to record numbers of 59.5 million at the end of 2014.

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