Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie visited the Ukrainian metropolis of Lviv on Saturday, going to the station to fulfill individuals displaced by the warfare with Russia earlier than later leaving after air-raid sirens sounded.
Jolie, 46, is a particular envoy for the United Nations refugee company, which says greater than 12.7 million individuals have fled their houses prior to now two months, which represents round 30% of Ukraine’s pre-war inhabitants.
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Throughout the go to to the station, Jolie met volunteers working with the displaced, who instructed her that every of the psychiatrists on responsibility spoke to about 15 individuals a day. Lots of these within the station are youngsters aged from two to 10, in keeping with volunteers.
“They have to be in shock … I understand how trauma impacts youngsters, I do know simply having someone present how a lot they matter, how a lot their voices matter, I understand how therapeutic that’s for them,” she mentioned in reply.
At one level throughout her go to to the station, she tickled a small lady wearing purple, who laughed out in delight. She additionally posed for pictures with the volunteers and a number of the youngsters.
Afterward, air-raid sirens began to sound, and Jolie collectively along with her aides walked rapidly out of the station and bought right into a ready automobile.
Final month, in her position as particular envoy, Jolie visited Yemen, the place tens of millions of individuals have been displaced by warfare.
(Reporting by Reuters, writing by David Ljunggren)