International Community Must Create Broader Support System For Syrian Refugees, Find Road To Peace
New York Times: A New Level of Refugee Suffering
Angelina Jolie, filmmaker, special envoy of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, and co-founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative
“…Syria’s neighbors have taken in nearly four million Syrian refugees, but they are reaching their limits. … They need food, shelter, education, health care, and work. … Much more assistance must be found to help Syria’s neighbors bear the unsustainable burden of millions of refugees. The United Nations’ humanitarian appeals are significantly underfunded. Countries outside the region should offer sanctuary to the most vulnerable refugees in need of resettlement — for example, those who have experienced rape or torture. And above all, the international community as a whole has to find a path to a peace settlement…” (1/27).
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