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Jolie asks for help for Syrian child refugees

Friday, August 23, 2013 - 00:58

Aug 23 - Angelina Jolie says what's happening to Syria's child refugees is ''sickening,'' in a statement released by the United Nations on Friday (August 23). Roselle Chen reports.

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Special envoy for the U.N. Refugee Agency, Angelina Jolie, released a statement via the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday (August 23), imploring the world to address the conditions of child refugees from Syria. The actress and U.N. ambassador said that one million Syrian children are left without food, shelter and protection and that they were "innocent victims of a senseless conflict." She said that thousands of children have lost their lives, and included the recent attacks near Damascus. On Wednesday (August 21), rockets launched deadly fumes over rebel-held Damascus suburbs, killing men, women and children as they slept. It is yet to be determined who the responsible party was for the mysterious pre-dawn killer fumes, with the death toll estimated at between 500 and 1,300 in what would be the world's most lethal chemical weapons attack since the 1980s. Jolie, who has visited refugee camps around the world, has previously said she's been deeply affected by some of the graphic tales she heard from Syrian children refugees.

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Jolie asks for help for Syrian child refugees

Friday, August 23, 2013 - 00:58