Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie visited the Ukrainian city of Lviv on Saturday, entered a bakery and went to the train station to meet some people displaced by the war with Russia.
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, representing about 30 percent of Ukraine’s pre-war population.
⚡️ Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie was spotted in a cafe in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on April 30.
Jolie is Special Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
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— The Kiev Independent (@KyivIndependent) Apr 30, 2022
While visiting the station, Jolie met volunteers who worked with the displaced, who told her that each of the psychiatrists on duty spoke to about 15 people a day. Many of those at the station are children ages two to 10, according to volunteers.
“They must be in shock…I know how trauma affects children. I know someone is showing how much they matter, how much their voices matter. I know how healing that is for them,” she said in response.
At one point during her visit to the station, she tickled a little girl dressed in red, who laughed it off with pleasure. She also posed for pictures with the volunteers and some children.
Last month, Jolie, in her role as special envoy, visited Yemen, where millions of people have been displaced by war.
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