During the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Angelina Jolie is “pray[ing] for the people of Ukraine.”
“My focus, along with my @refugees colleagues, is to ensure that everything possible is done to ensure the protection and basic human rights of those displaced, and refugees in the region,” the actress said in an Instagram statement posted Thursday. The actress also serves as Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
According to Jolie, 46, there have already been reports of casualties and people have begun to flee their homes in search of shelter in the aftermath of the storm. We can’t predict what will happen, but the significance of this moment — for the people of Ukraine, as well as internationally, cannot be understated,” the statement reads.
She also tweeted a link to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ statement, which says in part, “We are profoundly worried about the rapidly deteriorating situation in Ukraine, as well as the ongoing military operations in the country.”
In addition, the report states that “the humanitarian effects on civilian populations will be disastrous.” “There are no winners in war, but there will be innumerable lives torn apart as a result.”
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports that “reports of casualties have already been received, and people have begun to flee their homes in search of safety,” and that “civilian lives and civilian infrastructure must be protected and safeguarded at all times, in accordance with International Humanitarian Law.”
They are, according to the organization, “working with the Ukrainian government, the United Nations, and other partners, and is prepared to give humanitarian assistance wherever it is needed and possible. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to ensure the security and accessibility of humanitarian activities.”
“The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is also engaging with governments in surrounding countries, urging them to maintain borders open to individuals seeking safety and protection. We are ready to help efforts by everyone to respond to any forced displacement situation that may arise “They go on to say
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) concludes, “Our operations and capacities in Ukraine and surrounding countries have therefore been expanded as a result of this decision. We remain steadfast in our commitment to provide assistance to all affected communities in Ukraine and other nations in the region.”
According to the Ukrainian government, Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine early this week, with forces coming in from the north, east, and south of the country. Although the attack is still in its early stages, explosions and airstrikes have been recorded, with threats escalating targeting the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, which has a population of 2.8 million people.
A large number of folks have been observed attempting to evacuate. “We are in the midst of a war and terror. What could possibly be worse? “According to a 64-year-old woman who lives in Kyiv, the Associated Press.
The aggressiveness of Russian President Vladimir Putin toward Ukraine has been highly denounced by the international community, which has responded with economic penalties and the deployment of NATO soldiers in the region. President Vladimir Putin, who is 69 years old, claims that Ukraine has historical links to Russia and that he is acting in the sake of “peacekeeping.”
According to U.S. President Joe Biden, “the prayers of the entire world are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they suffer an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces.” As the invasion appeared to begin this week, Biden said, “the prayers of the entire world are with the people of Ukraine.”