Angelina Jolie/Libya&Ivory Coast Refugees
Independent Films, Social Responsibility Movies
Angelina Jolie - "Diplomat Artist" - UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, while visiting Afghanistan turned her attention to Africa as well and the refugee emergencies in Libya and Ivory Coast.
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Angelina Jolie in Afghanistan
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Angelina Jolie, Goodwill Ambassador, United Nations Refugee Agency:
“I think it is a shame to identify one person as the most vulnerable, or one group or one situation as the most dire, because there are no comparisons and there are so many situations going on. So we are concerned about the people in Cote d’Ivoire, people in Libya. We are concerned about their right for safe passage, the right to seek asylum, whether they will be granted that right, whether they will be given safety at this time. And we are concerned about the people who are here [in Afghanistan] in this situation for so many years and that have so many unmet needs and there is so much yet to be done.”
3. Various shots, Angelina Jolie in Afghanistan
FILE – RECENT, LIBERIA
4. Various shots, Cote d’Ivoire refugees
1 MARCH 2011, RAJ AJEDIR, TUNISIA-LIBYA BORDER
5. Various shots, people struggling to cross the border into Tunisia
6. Med shot, injured man lying on the ground with other people surrounding him
United Nations Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie today (2 Mar) voiced deep concern for the tens of thousands of civilians caught up in two separate and fast-unfolding emergencies - Côte d’Ivoire and Libya.
The acclaimed actress was speaking from Kabul, Afghanistan, where she has been on a low-profile two-day visit to listen to the problems of returned refugees still struggling to survive and reintegrate almost 10 years after returning from exile.
Jolie noted UNHCR’s concern about people’s “right for safe passage, the right to seek asylum, whether they will be granted that right, whether they will be given safety at this time.”
She added that there “have so many unmet needs and there is so much yet to be done.”
In Côte d'Ivoire, fierce fighting in the Abobo district of Abidjan and clashes in the west over the past few days have blocked access for humanitarian organizations and brought the country perilously close to all-out civil war.
Thousands of people have been displaced in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire’s commercial hub, and refugees have been streaming across the country’s western border into Liberia in unprecedented numbers. Eastern Liberia is already dealing with more than 70,000 Ivorians who have arrived there since the presidential election of late November.
At the same time, UNHCR is worried for thousands of refugees, asylum-seekers, and irregular migrants still inside Libya and in circumstances of considerable danger. Few of these have been able to make it out of Libya and into either Tunisia or Egypt, where most people leaving the country have been heading.
Year of Production: 2011
Length: 1:45 mins
Angelina Jolie/Libya&Ivory Coast Refugees by DiplomaticallyIncorrect is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 License.
- Muhamed Sacirbey, UNTV-UNHCR
- Susan Sacirbey