Angelina Jolie with his own eyes the devastation in Mosul seen. The special envoy of the refugee organisation UNHCR visited the Iraqi city Saturday and was shocked by what they found.
“This is the biggest disaster that I have seen in all the years that I have been with the UNHCR work”, said the excited actress about Mosul, that for years was occupied by terror group IS. “People here have lost everything: their homes are destroyed. They are poor. They have no medicines for their children, and many have no running water or basic services. They are still surrounded by bodies in the rubble. After the unimaginable trauma of the occupation, they now try their homes to rebuild, often with little to no assistance.”
The inhabitants of the city made a deep impression on Angelina, that for her 61st UNHCR mission for the fifth time to Iraq flew. “I have no words for the power that is needed to such a loss. But that is what the people in this city do. They are sad and traumatized, but they are also hopeful. They are in their houses with their bare hands to clean up and help each other. But they need our help.”
Angelina called on the international community to the residents not to be forgotten. “We often think that the work is done, when the battle is won,” she said about the recapture of Mosul, nearly a year ago. “But what I’ve seen, is terrible.” According to the special envoy of the UNHCR for the “future stability of Iraq and the region”, necessary that the residents of Mosul, the second city of Iraq, returned home. “I hope that there is a continuing commitment will be to rebuild the city. I call on the international community to Mosul is not to be forgotten, and the attention not to turn from the people.”
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