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    Jolie criticises UN on failure to end crisis

    Jolie criticises UN on failure to end crisis

    UNITED NATIONS: Actress Angelina Jolie on Friday criticised the UN Security Council`s failure to end the war in Syria, as she appealed for urgent help for the growing ranks of Syrian refugees.

    The Hollywood star spoke at the council in her role as special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, which has seen her visit camps hosting victims of the Syrian crisis 11 times.

    An estimated 3.9 million people have fled the country in four years of civil war.

    `The purpose of the UN is to prevent and end conflict, to bring countries together, to find diplomatic solutions and to save lives,` said Jolie, dressed in a white blazer. `We failed to do this in Syria`.

    She fumed at the stalemate, as ambassadors and ministers gathered for a debate on the humanitarian crisis tearing the country apart.

    `The crisis is made worse by division and indecision within the international community preventing the Security Council from fulfilling its responsibilities,` Jolie said.

    The Security Council has been split between Western powers seeking to pressure Damascus and the regime`s allies Russia and China, which both wield veto powers.

    Jolie called for council `unity` to solve the crisis, and aid for the millions of Syrians whohave fled to neighbouring countries.

    Some have died trying to cross the Mediterranean in rickety, overcrowded vessels to reach Europe. `If we cannot end the conflict, we have an inescapable moral duty to help refugees and provide legal avenues to safety,` Jolie said.-AFP

    Published in Dawn

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    Not united Nations rather United States (her home country) is responsible for Syrian as well as the whole Middle Eastern Crisis.

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    However, I will still credit her for all of her humanitarian activities.



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