Angelina Jolie criticises UN Security Council
Actor Angelina Jolie recently criticised the UN Security Council by its division over Syria’s four-year conflict which now had led to millions of Syrian refugees going homeless. Over four million Syrians have fled the conflict region into neighbouring countries creating severe problems both to the refugees and the countries where they were going. “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,” Jolie said.
Jolie, who said she has made 11 visits to Syrian refugees in the region since the crisis began in 2011, called strongly for the political will to act. She said the United Nations Security Council’s powers lie unused because its members cannot agree on how to address the conflict.