Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   18 December

Angelina Jolie urges UNSC to end Syrian crisis

YEREVAN, JANUARY 30, ARMENPRESS. Hollywood star and UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie urged the UN Security Council to “find a way” to solve the Syrian crisis, Sputnik News reports.

During her fifth trip to Zaatari camp in Jordan, Angelina Jolie said that “humanitarian aid is not a long-term solution” for the Syrian crisis.

“It is heartbreaking to return to Jordan and witness the levels of hardship and trauma among Syrian refugees as this war enters its eighth year," Jolie said.

"A viable political settlement is the only way to create the conditions for Syrians to be able to return to their homes, to end the human suffering and the strain on host countries," she added.

According to Jolie, the UNHCR’s response for the Syria conflict was "only 50 percent funded" last year and only seven percent since the start of 2018.

“It is soul-destroying" for Syrian refugees "to be made this dependent," Jolie said. 

"So I would urge the Security Council members to come to the region, to visit the camps and the urban refugees, and find a way to finally bring the full weight of the UN and international community to bear to solve this conflict," she told reporters.


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