Angelina Jolie commemorated World Refugee Day on Tuesday by visiting a shelter in Kenya for girls who fled alone or were separated from their parents in the midst of conflict.


Celebrity News:  The Hollywood star visited 20 girls in Nairobi, where they fled from various crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi and Rwanda, UNHCR said in a statement.

The agency added that almost all the girls were victims of sexual and gender violence and many had already given birth after being raped.

“The role of sexual violence is compounded when it is carried out by someone in uniform who has taken an oath to protect,” Angelina said.

“So it is a responsibility of those who wear a uniform to take the lead now by correcting from within, setting an example and stepping forward with new commitments” he added.

The UN agency says Kenya is home to some 491,000 refugees, of whom 101,713 are from South Sudan, which according to the international body is the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world.

“More than half of all refugees and displaced people in the world are women and children. The way we treat them measures the humanity of our nations, “said Jolie, who asked the world not to forget the pain and suffering of these young people.

Thus, she praised the efforts of all of them to continue and live their lives in a dignified way against the impossible.

At the Heshima Kenya center, young refugees receive support to integrate into the Kenyan community and are part of an empowerment program with which about 200 girls have the opportunity to continue their studies.

Although Kenia has been an example of solidarity with refugees for decades, last year the government announced that it would close the Dadaab camp in the north and very close to the border with Somalia on the grounds that it is a recruitment site for the Somali terrorist group Al Shabab.

However, the Kenyan Supreme Court in February declared the camp unconstitutional, which would force more than 260,000 Somali refugees to return home, where terrorists control large areas in the center and south of the country.

The closure of Dadaab, which has been standing for 25 years, has aroused much international criticism because of the difficulty and danger of repatriating those people to a country still at war and under the constant threat of Al extremists Shabab.

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Angelina Jolie commemorated World Refugee Day on Tuesday by visiting a shelter in Kenya for girls who fled alone or were separated from their parents in the midst of conflict.

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