In her article on 'The New York Times', the film director says violence in the Middle East is at its worse state ever!
Angelina Jolie says her recent visit to the Middle East left her "speechless".
In the actress' revealing open letter-article on 'The New York Times' , the 'Unbroken' director said she witnessed unspeakable violence in Iraq first-hand and described it as worse than ever.
"I have visited Iraq five times since 2007, and I have seen nothing like the suffering I’m witnessing now,” Angelina writes in her article.
"For many years I have visited camps, and every time, I sit in a tent and hear stories. I try my best to give support. To say something that will show solidarity and give some kind of thoughtful guidance. On this trip I was speechless."
Jolie visited the Khanke Camp for Internally Displaced People on January 25 where she heard stories and spoke with victims of ISIS, mostly Syrian refugees. She's now calling on 'everybody' to fight for the right and welfare of the victims.
The mother of six also spoke of the horror other mothers go through in Middle East. Saying:
"What do you say to a mother with tears streaming down her face who says her daughter is in the hands of the Islamic State, or ISIS, and that she wishes she were there, too? Even if she had to be raped and tortured, she says, it would be better than not being with her daughter."
She added,"What do you say to the 13-year-old girl who describes the warehouses where she and the others lived and would be pulled out, three at a time, to be raped by the men? When her brother found out, he killed himself."
Sadly, Jolie writes that the worst part is that no progress has been made on ending the war, and the violence will only continue to worsen. Syria’s neighboring countries have captured four million Syrian refugees.
“What does it say about our commitment to human rights and accountability that we seem to tolerate crimes against humanity happening in Syria and Iraq on a daily basis?,"
Angelina continues. "It is not enough to defend our values at home, in our newspapers and in our institutions. We also have to defend them in the refugee camps of the Middle East, and the ruined ghost towns of Syria."
What's there not to love about Angie?