Calling For Change
Jolie has stated on multiple occasions that she hopes her efforts to raise awareness for the serious humanitarian crises throughout the world would enact true, actionable change. In 2019, Jolie visited Syria again and called for serious change. The country had been in a state of crisis for eight long years, during which time nearly 6 million people lived as refugees in the nation, and millions more were being internally displaced. Jolie spoke out about the crisis faced by those in Syria and stated, “In the meantime, the gap between what Syrian refugees and IDPs need to survive, and the humanitarian assistance available to them, is growing by the day. There are Syrians inside the country who are trying to rebuild their lives around the rubble, without the necessary support.” She advocated for true change, an end to violence, and better living conditions for all.