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UN special envoy Angelina Jolie visits Iraq's Mosul

News Agencies | Updated on: 17 June 2018, 10:24 IST

Prominent Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, who is the Special Envoy of the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, visited Mosul in northern Iraq on Saturday less than a year after the city's liberation from three years of Islamic State (IS).

Saturday's trip was Jolie's fifth visit to Iraq since 2001, reported PEOPLE.

The Oscar-winning actress, 43, paid a visit to the Iraqi city on the second day of the Eid ul-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

"It is deeply upsetting that people who have endured unparalleled brutality have so little as they try, somehow, to rebuild the lives they once had," the report quoted Jolie, as saying.

Jolie, in a video shared by the organization said, "This is the worst devastation I've seen in all my years with UNHCR. These people have lost everything, and the trauma and the loss that they've suffered is unparalleled. They're here on their own with very little support - next to nothing. And they're rebuilding themselves with their bare hands. They're moving the rubble with their bare hands."


First published: 17 June 2018, 10:24 IST