Angelina Julie Visits IDPS and Refugees
During the visit that Angelina Julie made to Iraq and Kurdistan, she said that this was the fifth time she comes to Iraq and Kurdistan. The last visit was in 2012 when she came to Kurdistan and met with refugees but this time the visit was to the internally displaced people as well. As a special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) she has come from all that distance to meet people who have fallen victim for war and terrorism. Julie arrived on Sunday to Duhok to meet with Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqi citizens in the Kurdistan Region. She did her best to reassure the 1.5 million displaced people that she will do her best to help them. A lot of people welcomed her to the camps and eagerly listened to her speech.
Despite the hard living conditions IDPs are suffering from they still have high hope that their lives will be better when such VIP visits them.
"I have seen families whose family members have been abducted, I have seen how people suffer and how traumatized they are," said Julie. People told their dramatic stories, how they escaped from ISIS walking nights and days, and how they survived hunger and thirst. Julie said, "There is an urgent need for the international community to break the cycle of violence in Syria and Iraq and find a way toward sustainable peace and security for the people."