Special Envoy of the #UnitedNations
High Commissioner for Refugees (#UNHCR
) Angelina Jolie - pictured here at UNHCR’s office in the Republic of Korea - called for an urgent ceasefire and end to the bitter conflict in #Yemen
. "As an international community we have been shamefully slow to act to end the crisis in Yemen. We have watched the situation deteriorate to the point that Yemen is now on the brink of man-made famine, facing the worst cholera epidemic in the world in decades.
When conflict develops to this extent, many people have no choice but to flee if they are to have any chance of survival. The only way to enable refugees to return home, and to bring down the overall numbers worldwide, is to end conflicts themselves." Angelina Jolie is currently in Republic of Korea, where some 500 Yemenis are being hosted after fleeing the conflict. Meeting with Government Ministers, Jolie expressed appreciation for the country’s efforts to help the Yemenis who arrived in the country’s tourist island of Jeju in May.
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