Angelina Jolie visits Lviv, and the flight is interrupted by the sirens 2022-05-01 00:57:00


Lviv, Ukraine (Reuters) – Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie visited the Ukrainian city of Lviv on Saturday, heading to the station to meet people displaced by the war with Russia, before leaving later after sirens sounded.

Jolie, 46, is a special envoy for the United Nations refugee agency, which says more than 12.7 million people have fled their homes in the past two months, which is about 30% of Ukraine’s pre-war population.

During her visit to the center, Jolie met volunteers working with displaced people, who told her that each psychiatrist on duty spoke to about 15 people a day. According to volunteers, many of those at the station are children between the ages of two and 10.

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In her response, she said, “They must be in shock…I know how much trauma can affect children, and I know just having someone shows how important they are, how important their voices are, and I know how healing it is for them.”

Once, while visiting the station, a little girl dressed in red was tickled, who laughed with joy. She also took pictures with the volunteers and some children.

Later, the sirens began to sound, and Julie and her assistants quickly got out of the station and got into a waiting car.

Last month, as a special envoy, Jolie visited Yemen, where millions of people have been displaced by the war.

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(Reuters reporting) Written by David Leungren Editing by Nick Czyminski

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