Hollywood Actress’s Surprise Visit In Ukraine
The actress Angelina Jolie visited the Ukrainian city of Lviv on Saturday, popping into a bakery and meeting some of the refugees from the war with Russia.
Jolie, 46, is a special envoy for the United Nations refugee agency, that says more than 12.7 million people have fled their homes in the past 2 months, or around 30% of Ukraine's population before the war.
Jolie met volunteers working with the displaced, and they told her that psychiatrists on duty speak to about 15 people a day. Many of those in the station are children aged from 2 to 10, according to volunteers.
"They must be in shock ... I know how trauma affects children, I know just having somebody show how much they matter, how much their voices matter, I know how healing that is for them," she said in reply.
During her visit to the station, Hollywood beauty tickled a small girl dressed in red, who laughed out in delight. In addition, she took photographs with some volunteers and children.
Jolie visited Yemen last month, where millions have been displaced by war in her role as special envoy.