Angelina Jolie Smith has shown why she is one of Hollywood’s most humanitarian person as she opens up on the Syrian Refugee Crisis.
In an op-ed for the UK’s The Times, Jolie’s expresses her feelings in a sharp and sensitive way describing Syria as a “killing field” and discussing the “wave of human suffering” triggered by the Syrian refugee crisis causing Syrians to live on the brink of poverty, fear, and desperation.
“The responsibility to help is not determined by the accident of geography but by adherence to universal human rights and values. It transcends religion, culture and ethnicity,” Jolie wrote in The Times op-ed, published Tuesday. “We should not be reaching for the lowest common denominator in our response to the refugee crisis, but striving to live up to our highest ideals. Every country in the world, not just in Europe, must be a part of the solution.”
The Hollywood star and wife of Brad Pitt also entreated the international community to aid Syria and its neighboring countries. In the same vein, Jolie called for equality between migrants who are escaping financial destitution and refugees making one last desperate effort to save their lives.