An­gelina Julie Vis­its IDPS and Refugees

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

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."

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