Oscar winning actress Angelina Jolie flew into Yemen this week to highlight the years long civil war that has led to a refugee crisis, that she likened to the military conflict in Ukraine.
“As we continue to watch the horrors unfolding in Ukraine, and call for an immediate end to the conflict and humanitarian access, I’m here in Yemen to support people who also desperately need peace,” she wrote on Instagram.
“The situation here is one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, with one civilian killed or injured every hour in 2022,” the post continued. “An economy devastated by war, and over 20 million Yeminis depending on humanitarian assistance to survive.”
Jolie, 46, has served as a special envoy to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) since she was appointed to the position in 2012. She traveled to Yemen to meet with refugees displaced by a civil war that has ravaged the country dating back to 2014.
“This week a million people were forced to flee the horrific war in Ukraine. If we learn anything from this shocking situation, it is that we cannot be selective about who deserves support and whose rights we defend. Everyone deserves the same compassion,” Jolie continued.
“The lives of civilian victims of conflict everywhere are of equal value. After seven years of war, the people of Yemen also need protection, support, and above all, peace,” her post concluded.
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Jolie has called for the world to aid displaced Yemenis, as she noted that “the level of human suffering here is unimaginable.”
“We live in a world where suffering and horror dominates headlines, but where such headlines can result in overwhelming displays of compassion and international solidarity,” she urged.
The actress added that 80 million people are displaced worldwide, and aid appeals are underfunded on a global level.
She hopes that by turning attention towards Yemen, “this compassion and solidarity will be extended to the people of Yemen, who urgently need a swift and peaceful resolution to this conflict – and to other displaced people, whoever and wherever they are in the world.”
Exactly who is abusing the Yemenis?
Civil War which began in 2014 to present day, best guess the Houthi’s started it by attacking area the Hadi’s were in control.Tribal warfare or the Hatfields versus the McCoy’s. .