Angelina Jolie visited with refugees in Kabul, Afghanistan, on her latest visit with the UNHCR. She has made visits to the area before and today she greeted a mother, Khanum Gul, and her youngest son, Samir, who Angelina first met when he was a newborn. Now he is 2 years old and having medical issues, which Angelina spoke about, saying, "It was very distressing to see that, because of the poor conditions, Samir seems to be suffering some form of developmental delay due to malnutrition or lack of medical care. He can't walk and is barely surviving in what can only be described as a very cold and damp warehouse." The actress and activist also discussed the current situations in Côte d'Ivoire and Libya as part of her role as a UN Goodwill Ambassador. She said, "As we witness these newest crises unfold in west and north Africa, it is critical that all parties respect the fundamental right of people in danger to flee to safety – whether civilians caught in conflict in their own country or refugees and asylum seekers caught in new conflicts. All I'm asking is that civilians be protected, and not targeted or harmed." Angelina sometimes brings her own kids and partner Brad Pitt along for her humanitarian travels, but this time she was on her own. Brad has been taking care of business in LA and with his own quick trips.
Angelina Jolie Visits Refugees in Afghanistan and Pleads For Help in Côte d'Ivoire and Libya
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