LVIV, Ukraine — Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie visited the Ukrainian metropolis of Lviv on Saturday, going to the station to fulfill folks displaced by the warfare with Russia earlier than later leaving after air-raid sirens sounded.
Ms. Jolie, 46, is a particular envoy for the United Nations refugee company, which says greater than 12.7 million folks have fled their properties previously two months, which represents round 30% of Ukraine’s pre-war inhabitants.
In the course of the go to to the station, Ms. Jolie met volunteers working with the displaced, who advised her that every of the psychiatrists on obligation spoke to about 15 folks a day. Lots of these within the station are kids aged from two to 10, in response to volunteers.
“They must be in shock … I know how trauma affects children, I know just having somebody show how much they matter, how much their voices matter, I know how healing that is for them,” she mentioned in reply.
At one level throughout her go to to the station, she tickled a small woman wearing purple, who laughed out in delight. She additionally posed for images with the volunteers and a number of the kids.
Afterward, air-raid sirens began to sound, and Ms. Jolie collectively together with her aides walked shortly out of the station and acquired right into a ready automobile.
Final month, in her position as particular envoy, Ms. Jolie visited Yemen, the place thousands and thousands of individuals have been displaced by warfare. — Reuters