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.

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